462 Yo-Yo Machines
Date: January 2021
Designed by: Interaction Research Studio, Goldsmiths University London
Credit: yoyomachines.io / iconeye
Goldsmith's Interaction Research Studio has created a number of devices to facilitate long-distance physical communication called "Yo-Yo" machines. The devices come in pairs, one for you and a friend, and can be built at home using the instructions included. Produced in several different variations, the machines can send light signals, make tapping sounds, flutter feathers, and communicate your mood when the user turns a small dial. The designs are also adaptable, allowing users to get creative with how they use their devices. The Goldsmith's team is collecting new Yo-Yo Machines, and plans to release more devices in 2021.