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Topobo Backpacks

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This project provides new ways to work with Topobo motion sequences. The Backpacks are a series of physical components with a knob that can be attached to a Topobo Active. The Backpacks will modify the way your recorded motion plays back. For instance, by turning the knob on the Bigger/Smaller (Amplitude) Backpack, you can make the motion larger or smaller. Other Backpacks include "Time Delay," "Faster-Slower," and "Position Offset." The Position Offset Backpack has light sensors instead of a knob, allowing users to build creatures that can walk towards or away from light. The Backpacks introduce ideas about symbolic representation and feedback to Topobo.

This project provides new ways to work with Topobo motion sequences. The Backpacks are a series of physical components with a knob that can be attached to a Topobo Active. The Backpacks will modify the way your recorded motion plays back. For instance, by turning the knob on the Bigger/Smaller (Amplitude) Backpack, you can make the motion larger or smaller. Other Backpacks include "Time Delay," "Faster-Slower," and "Position Offset." The Position Offset Backpack has light sensors instead of a knob, allowing users to build creatures that can walk towards or away from light. The Backpacks introduce ideas about symbolic representation and feedback to Topobo.