Surprise your guests by linking any object in your home to online videos! For example, in my home, if a guest picks up one of the pieces from my tea set and places it on an area of my coffee table, it plays a movie from my trip to South Korea on my LCD screen.

This is a really fun and easy project and requires very little effort. All you need is the souvenir of your choice, the Touchatag starter system, and a computer equipped with Internet access and USB 2.0. The Touchatag system is a low cost RFID reader that reads the number on an RFID tag and then associates that number with a webpage, movie, file, or more.

[Note: If you want to hook this up so you see the videos on your home LCD or Plasma, like I did, you will need the appropriate video and audio connection cables. Read your TV owners manual to find out which ones are right for you]

Step 1: Upload Your Movie to YouTube

Upload a movie to YouTube following their guidelines. If you don’t have a movie to upload you can link to one of the millions of movies to already on the site.
hey could iengrave rfid into a metal plate that way it dosent look like a sticker also thin alluim could it cover it and still work
I really want it to work without the internet connection. Does anyone know a software that would do the same function (open files on my computer when the tag is read) without the connection? Will the TouchATag do that (once installed) without the computer being online? <br>this would be great because I could run it from a little standalone computer so I could use my internet computer for other functions. I like the idea of opening my photo albums from my souvenirs. <br><br>Also, I think I could make some really fun teaching applications from this for my son.
This is a great idea!&nbsp; Thanks for sharing it!<br />
That's pretty awesome. And it's not all that expensive. It's cool howawesome technology doesn't have to be expensive at all. I'll have to try it.<br />
Please do and let me know how it goes<br />
I'll have to try this out sometime. I&nbsp;don't know the limitations ofthis but&nbsp;I'm picturing a large wall mounted monitor that can changeto match the colors of table cloths, placemats or plates being used.<br />Of course the setup of this would involve much more than I'd ever bewilling to try lol
This idea is definitely possible. Each cloth would have its own RFID tagand then you would use the weblink application in TouchATag to open afile (on your computer or anywhere) that is basically a webpage of asolid color. <br /><br />You'd have to get some sort of Kiosk software for your browser soeverything would open full screen. But otherwise, you could do thistomorrow in a few hours :)&nbsp;I&nbsp;say go for it. <br />
Very clever idea!<br />

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Bio: Alison Lewis is a fashion hound who loves technology and DIY. She is the producer of www.iheartswitch.com and the author of Switch Craft ... More »
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