Get Your Own Siftable Modular Computers

Posted on October 18, 2011  Comments (3)

I posted about Siftable Modular Computers early last year. Recently I have seen ads for them on my management blog, so I decided to see what progress had been made.

The price is a steep but they do seem cool. A Sifteo pack of 3 cubes, plus software, 2 games… is $149. They also require Mac or Windows software. no straight Linux 🙁 Each extra cube costs $45. They started shipping (at least in the USA) on September 30th.

Even though it doesn’t say it is available for Android or Linux here is a video from the recent Android open conference by David Merrill

I do agree that the idea of using these cubes that are in our physical space that we manipulate is very cool. And the idea of intelligent play I very much support. But they need to reduce the price and make them available on the best operating system (Linux/Ubuntu) – which is also open and free. They have also released a software development kit for those interested in creating games for the device. I wish them well.

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3 Responses to “Get Your Own Siftable Modular Computers”

  1. chloe
    October 24th, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    Siftable Modular Computers sound new to me. As I watched the video, it caught my interest. It’s really cool. Well I wish the availability for androids will soon be updated.

  2. Marvin
    November 18th, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    The idea of a siftable modular computer just seems so cool. I wish there was a real Santa where I could ask for one. lol Thanks for a great post.

  3. العاب
    June 6th, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    I support the idea of intelligent play

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