Storytelling Box hardware and ingredients
Hello friends, this video showcases some of the physical components, hardware and prototyping tools you can use while creating your storytelling boxes. The examples were created by the Playful City Lab and by graduate students at American University.
- Our first storytelling box in action with MLK content at DC Public Library, including photos and poster
Details on materials and ingredients:
- Raspberry Pi, a $50-100 tiny computer that we use to run the storytelling box. More than 30 million have been sold, so it is very popular and widely available. See more from the foundation’s product list, or read about the history on Wikipedia.
- Makey Makey – website
- Arcade buttons – amazon browse, Cheap option for buttons only, no extra parts
- Cardboard prototyping – makedo
- RFID reader (with USB plug and keyboard emulation) – amazon browse, Recommended reader for cards as of 9/19
- RFID cards, tags, bracelets, stickers – amazon browse, atlas, 10 piece card set option, 100 piece card set option
- LED lights – amazon browse, Recommended Purchase as of 9/19
- traditional phones with VOIP that can be configured to auto-dial a Hive Mechanic phone number for voice systems – amazon browse, Relatively cheap option