That right there is an internet controlled stone skipper.
You know the skip stones across a pond and see how many times you can get them to jump. And most people can get them to jump 2 or 3 times.
Yea, now you can do it via the internet. With a mechanical stone skipper, you can control a bunch of stuff too, and like all things on the internet, you can try and get a high score.
Unfortunately, Skippy, the stone skipping robot, sleeps at night, and is only in town till the end of the week. So I haven’t had a chance to try it out, but maybe if I remember tomorrow I’ll take a shot at it (pun intended).
I think this is a real great mashup of DIY and social fun. I wish they had a better making of video, I’d like to see how it was put together, and how it connects in realtime to the internet. The web developer in me knows it has to use some HTML5 stuff, it just has to.