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Galleries // 2011 Spark:Concept // Spider Computer

Spider Computer

Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Concept
Designer: Nikolaus Frank
Design Type: Product, Electronics
Company / Organization / School: Frank Etc. AB

The Spider Computer is a next generation ultra mobile device combining a small projector projecting the screen, and a laser keyboard in a compact format. Being a thin client, it utilizes the full potential of cloud computing. The Spider Computer has three legs that can be folded out of the body, allowing the object to be placed on a flat surface. By opening up the mirror head, the projection is directed towards the table surface or a wall. Digital correction is used to compensate for angular differences in projection versus surface. The design process has included a working prototype for technology, user studies and research. When the legs are folded into the body of the Spider Computer, it is transformed to a mobile device, to use as a phone, for messages etc. A circular LCD display communicates the graphic interface. It can be folded in an instance, carried in your pocket, and brought anywhere.