Esper Dominoes re-defines the domino effect

by Mark R

It seems like we as human beings just have to put technology in things that don’t require it. Case in point: Dominoes.

I believe that Dominoes are one of the oldest games in the world, and these particular stones (I believe that is the term for individual dominoes) can be adjusted for different values. All you have to do is shake it one way to increase the value from 1 to 5, and shake it another way to decrease it from 5 to 1.

Not only that, these dominoes can fall by themselves. I have a video after the jump so you can see all the fancy combinations. I highly suggest that you watch it.

The automatic falling is done by ZigBee radios inside. So when you knock domino number one over, it will knock the next one higher down. There must be some sort of shaker thing in it to cause it to fall.

As you can see from the video, there are a lot of fun things you can do with these. You will notice that stones can be spaced further out to create the domino effect. I also like the way certain other domino effects can be created by turning the dominoes the other way.

Yeah, the future is looking good for dominoes, but I don’t know when these Esper Dominoes will be available for purchase.

エスパードミノ from jarashi on Vimeo.

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