How to Make the Internet of Useless Things

ITP Master's Thesis

An exploration in fabrication, process, and interaction while making an internet of useless things.

Below is a demo for the Patchbay interface. Turn the circles to view the projects, and make or break the links between inputs and outputs. The interface works on desktop, laptop, and touchscreen (recommended).

I more detailed explanation of the interface can be found in this blog post.


Download the Patchbay framework (as it was upon presenting my thesis) from GitHub. The package includes the nodeJS server, HTML5 interface, Arduino library and examples for making a physical computing projects work with the patchbay.

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