According to the Supermechanical website, "Twine is a wireless module tightly integrated with a cloud-based service. The module has WiFi, on-board temperature and vibration sensors, and an expansion connector for other sensors." Developer John Kestner describes the device and its development. He reviews how it works, what decisions were made in its design, and how It allows you to connect things to the Internet. He also discusses the community that is working to make the product better.
John Kestner designed future consumer electronics and interfaces for humanizing data in the MIT Media Lab's Information Ecology group as a graduate student. Before that, he studied industrial design at Arizona State University and worked as an interaction designer and programmer for Big Companies.
John's work has appeared in the ID Annual Design Review, Ars Electronica, NPR, and the New York Times. He's not as tough as he looks in the photo.
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