Monday, March 12, 2012

NIM: TiLumi - The Social Light

Instant messaging has become a way of life for many of us; whether it's sending your next appointment a quick text to let them know you're going to be late, tweeting an in-the-moment review of a new cafe you've discovered, or poking someone on Facebook (does anyone still do that?).  It would seem that the old-fashioned method of leaving a quick note in the kitchen is no longer viable.

The folk at TiLumi disagree and have the perfect message centre to prove it.  TiLumi is described as a "social lamp", using a grid of LED's to display whatever image or information you can dream up.  The messages, called  Lumis, are a kind of visual tweet. Instead of being limited to 140 characters, you're limited to 288 lights.  For those old-school folk, think of it like ASCII art for your home.

 Hungry?  Set your TiLumi to show this: 
Feel like a round of Space Invaders?  
The choices are endless.  And what makes TiLumi really fun, is you don't even need to be in the room to change the image.  Simply use your mobile phone to activate your TiLumi or visit the website.

In the near future, expect TiLumi to be able to display up-to-the-minute traffic, weather, news and financial information.

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