The gizmo works by placing a RFID tag on the top of the gizmo. The gizmo then reads the RFID tag and sends the tag number via USB to a program running on a PC. The program looks up the tag number and the associated web site and then invokes the default web browser to open a new tab to display the web page.
The Simple Internet Gizmo is fun to use, makes an excellent desk toy, and sure beats using a mouse and keyboard to load your favorite web sites.
This video demonstrates the Simple Internet Gizmo:
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Step 1: How it works
Details on how the software works is covered in step 10.