TeddyX

an experiment in proximity-based storytelling




Idea

TeddyX is an experiment in storytelling using BLE Beacons. In 2015, in collaboration with Google’s Creative Lab, Grumpy Sailor, TEDxSydney and the Sydney Opera House, we developed a teddy bear that could talk. In fact, we developed 40 of them. Not only could they talk, these bears could react to their environment, meaning they could tell different stories depending on where they were within the Opera House.

The great lengths we go in technology to make it invisible.


Technology

Frontend
  • Web Manager
  • AngularJS
  • AngularFire
  • Firebase
Mobile
  • Cordova - Android
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons for proximity
  • NFC
  • Real-time update using Firebase.
Hardware
  • Gelo Bluetooth Smart Beacons

Team

Grumpy Sailor