You read that title right! Using this hilarious and simple hardware hack and the Twilio communication service you can hook up a giant button to an Arduino and a webcam and teach your dog to snap photos that are automatically sent to your phone!
This week we had a cool opportunity at Mashable to set up a Facebook Live interview with Joel Zimmerman (aka deadmau5). As a fan of Zimmerman’s I decided I wanted to turn this into something special so I contacted my friends at Looking Glass Factory and they brought over 18 of their glorious 8x8x8 L3D cubes. We stacked them up in the background and let them do their thing – a total of over 9,000 multi-colored LED lights!
I also wanted to do a little something special for Joel’s skype monitor so I cut out some large foamcore mouse ears and lined the edges with laser wire which is one of my new favorite things to use for set design. Unlike EL (electroluminescent) wire it is VERY easy to work with. Here’s a still from the shoot: