Congratulations to my students on some excellent achievements in our summer Sociable Objects Workshop at ITP. They created a full-floor permanent mesh network in a single day, then used it to concoct a toilet-activated display fountain for water conservation over a mere weekend. In the last weeks of class these hotshots produced five final projects including a sand painting sourced from distributed sound sensors, an anti-confusion teaching feedback mechanism, a musical instrument played from networked kites, a wearable dance photography system for capturing leaps, and a relationship-enhancing networked pedometer. (Links to be added as documentation becomes available.)
Everything they did was with full ZigBee protocol so they are now armed with the basic skills to create interactive wireless networks of any size for their amazing purposes.