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WallSmart: An Interactive Paint

Not so handy with a paintbrush? In the future, you may be able to change the colour of the walls in your home with just your smart phone thanks to an invention called WallSmart, an interactive paint.

The concept behind this interactive paint was created by designer Jonas Enqvist: Just paint any surface with the product and nano particles within the paint will give you the ability to change the colour of the surface – even just for an evening – by selecting an alternative colour through a “WallSmart App” or by importing your own colour scheme.

A prototype of WallSmart has been built by David Menting for the NANO Supermarket. The prototype consists of a paint bucket with RGB LEDs that change colour. This video shows the communication between the WallSmart App running on an Android mobile device, and the RGB LEDs connected to an Arduino. Connecting via Bluetooth, commands are sent via a Bluetooth Serial Port Profile connection.

But don’t rush to the hardware store just yet. At this point, WallPaint is only a prototype. But according to nanoscientists, the idea is indeed feasible.

You can go shopping for more future material concepts and imaginative ideas like this at the NANO Supermarket, located here.

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  1. […] the WallSmart idea is pretty feasible: Loaded with nanoscale LEDs, it’s a paint that changes color on demand. Once on the walls, it would in theory be controlled by an app—the WallSmart app—as seen in the […]

  2. […] the WallSmart idea is pretty feasible: Loaded with nanoscale LEDs, it’s a paint that changes color on demand. Once on the walls, it would in theory be controlled by an app—the WallSmart app—as seen in the […]