Mobius is my final project of university. Having the freedom of complete creative control, I first thought carefully about what I wanted to achieve with my project. Modern soceity is dominated by technology, but only a small fraction of the polulation truly understand technology and how to use it to optimize their lives. Companies such as Google and Apple provide incredible user-friendly technological services to aid and assist individuals in their day-to-day lives. However these come at a cost. These services are heavily locked down and limit what the user can do with them.
I wanted to create a system that helped individuals understand technology, become confortable with it and be able to use it in a way that empowers them to bring their ideas to light, without having to spend weeks learning prerequisite knowlege.
So Mobius is a modular system that generates wireless Arduino-based projects. The idea is that individuals can have ideas, but not know how to implement them. For example, I had an RGB ribbon light in my room, but wanted to control it over the internet. Mobius would allow me to generate a system that did just that without having to write a single line of code. Mobius is made of three main components:
By going on to the Mobius webapp selecting a method of input (slider, colour picker, numerical etc) and a template (servo, RGB lights, LCD screen etc). Once those to are selected Mobius automatically generates the code for the front-end input on the webapp, the Arduino code, a wiring diagram for the Arduino template and finally generates the protocol. Essentially an entire system is generated. Once the user has built the hardware according to the wiring diagram, and the generated code uploaded to the device, the device will just work. Changing the relevant setting on the webapp will now have the desired effect on the device.
Mobius also allows more advanced users to write custom input methods, using HTML inputs and incorporating a little of Mobius' markup. Users can also upload custom Arduino templates for a greater level of flexibility.
For more information about the project, I've written some stuff in a little bit more technical detail on my blog.