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Making IKEA´s Night Light Smart #ArduinoMonday

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Nice project from Swedish design studio Topp, via the arduino blog.

During a one day workshop, Topp set out to try to see how quickly we could create a platform for experimenting with design and data. The idea we had was to take an existing product and retrofit it with IoT capabilities.

We found the IKEA Spöka (Swedish for ghost) night light, a wonderfully playful kid’s lamp, to be ideal for this exercise. With all parts of the experience open for iteration we set out to see how a team of designers and prototypers could hack the Spöka lamp.

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