Honeycomb is a microcontroller platform that can easily be networked into hexagonal lattices of hundreds of nodes to create novel materials that tightly integrate sensing, actuation, computation and communication. Recent examples of HoneyComb driven artifacts are:

The tool-chain consists of the platforms, a boot-loader to disseminate programs into the network, a software library that facilitates sensing, control, and communication, and software tools that allow interacting with the network from a host computer.

Each Honeycomb board consists of an Atmel Xmega 128A3, LEDs, and various digital and analog input/outputs that can interface sensors and actuators such as servo motors. Boards can connect to up to six neighbors using standard ethernet cables, which are available in various lengths at low cost.

Instructions on how to program HoneyComb both on Windows and Mac.


S. Ma, H. Hosseinmardi, N. Farrow, R. Han, N. Correll: Establishing Multi-Cast Groups in Computational Robotic Materials. IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing , Besancon, France, 2012.

N. Correll, N. Farrow, S. Ma (2013): HoneyComb: A platform for computational robotic materials (Studio).Seventh International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI), Barcelona, Spain, 2013

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