September 20, 2012 AT 3:00 am

Home Sweet Home Lamp

Alex over at Tinkerlog is showing off his latest collaborative project, Home Sweet Home – A Google Latitude Arduino Driven Lamp.

In July Jeremy Abbett of Makers and Company came over and we discussed, what would be a cool project for Google’s Creative Sandbox event in Berlin. Finally we settled with “Home Sweet Home”, a Google Latitude Arduino driven Lamp.

The idea is, that your kids at home have a hanging lamp that tells them how far away dad is and in which direction he is heading. The closer he comes home, the lower the lamp would go. So it’s kind of an ambient tracking thing, but only for your family.

Check out the full project details here.

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