Messenger Frame

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Messenger Frame is a physical notification device attached to MSN Instant Messenger. As a person appears online or changes his activity status, that personís photo is lit up and a sound cue is generated. One can send a message directly to that person by touching his photo.


At its heart is four PhidgetPowers that power the LCDs, as well as an Interface Kit that supports four conductivity sensors,  one behind each photo.

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The Creator

Mike Hornby-Smith created this for his short assignment as part a senior-level human computer interaction class at the University of Calgary.


Created in March, 2002

Next exhibit: Monster Phidget