THE SMARTIANS

While some designers prefer to create tools “against” technology, others prefer to design accessories to transform your analogic house into a smart one, as the project Smartians by Frolic Studio.

The struggle with getting out of bed just to turn the light-switch off is real. Switching a lamp on, turning a volume knob up or down, or opening the curtains… they all require manual work for people who don’t have butlers or smart-homes. Born out of necessity (or sheer laziness and genius combined), the Smartians actuators by Frolic Studio help turn these physical experiences into digital ones. The tiny actuators come with a base, a smart hub, and a wide variety of attachments that can perform actions like pulling, pushing, twisting, rotating, releasing, etc. The Smartians can turn lights on or off, rotate the dial on the thermostat, put the kettle on, or even water your plants. You can communicate with individual actuators using the app (this works especially well for calibrated controls like a volume knob) or set up the Smartians to run using IFTTT or voice commands so you can instantly open your blinds by just simply telling Google Home or Alexa to do so!

Visit Frolic Studio to know more about the project

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