Putting the Bee in ZigBee
Benjamin Zaitlen just alerted me to the charming new BeeSim project he helped create at Indiana University. A paper about it was presented at the 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. BeeSim uses the LilyPad XBee that I co-designed, to teach children the basics of honeybee behavior as an interactive and physical game. Want some of this project’s sweet wireless nectar for yourself? Check out these full instructions to build your own XBee apiary.