Archive for May 14, 2011

“Summer rains. You can never predict them.”

Let get this straight from the start..You know when it’s raining outside, and you are under your umbrella walking along..well I’m that guy you see , wet to his under-shorts, walking without an umbrella pretending it’s not so bad :) to keep it short I wouldn’t get caught with an umbrella ever, except maybe one of these:

Polite Umbrella 

This project is about an interactive umbrella that respects people’s personal space in a public area. A user can easily adjust their umbrella anytime by pulling a handle so that one can protect themselves from harsh winds or bumping into others

PILEUS: The Internet Umbrella 

Pileus is an umbrella connected to the Internet to make walking in rainy days fun. Pileus has a large screen on the top surface, a built-in camera, a motion sensor, GPS, and a digital compass. The current prototype has two main functions: photo-sharing and 3D map navigation.

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