The BossTracker5000

Sit, Boss, Sit! Our boss Jason Peterson can be a hard guy to track down, to solve this problem we created a funky little device aptly named the “BossTracker5000" that takes his picture and posts it to Twitter every time he sits down and gets up (whether he wants it to or not…). 

See it in action at

Watch the video below to see how our idea came to life:

The BossTracker5000 from EuroRSCGChi on Vimeo.

How it works:

The BossTracker5000 is triggered by a reed-switch sensor that monitors magnetic proximity. The signal is sent through an Arduino board to a Processing sketch, which tells the computer to snap a webcam photo of Peterson and upload it to Twitpic with a saying chosen from a pool of prewritten zingers. The Twitpic post is immediately loaded to the BossTracker5000′s Twitter feed. Voila! A chair that tweets.

How it comes together on Twitter:

A few more samples of the tweets that are randomized along with the snapped photo:

“Crouching tiger, sitting Jason.”
“Sit happens.”
“I’m in my office if you’d like to play Monopoly. And by play Monopoly, I mean do my expense reports.”
“I’m back, and business is takin’ care of me.”
“I heard the ice cream truck!”

The BossTracker5000 is live!

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