May 2014

  • Arduino
  • Internet of Things

With Claudia Ciarpella and Martino Bilello at CIID.

Fonie is an internet-connected hair dryer that takes animated selfies. It blows wind in your hair while shooting an animated GIF. The animation is then uploaded to the cloud and featured in an online gallery of selfies.

Fonie was displayed at the 2014 Maker Faire in Rome, Italy. Over 150 people used it and a number of TV channels and media outlets covered it, including: TG5, Vanity Fair, Repubblica and IlJournal.

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Just in case you did no pick up on it, fonie is mostly a whimsical take on the state of the Internet of Things.