The Origami Remote Control

When I was a kid, chicks were always making those little paper “fortune tellers” where you picked a few numbers then got told you had herpes. Now the same principle is being applied to TV remotes, or at least this one. You use the paper fortune teller to control things like changing channels or adjusting the volume.

According to creator Hayeon Yoo, the remote is aimed at children to “learn only the essential functions” through paper interaction. I don’t know about your kids, but mine better damn well know how to TiVo Grey’s Anatomy every Thursday or I’m getting the belt.

Wondering how it works? It uses a wireless sensor board and Max/MSP for control. Origami TV Remote may look cool, but it’s really just a prototype that was developed during a workshop. So don’t go rushing out to Target just yet cowboy.

An origami remote control [WMMNA]