Friday, January 28, 2005

Frog Rock



Though the rock isn't especially frog shaped, it satisfies its name from the inside out:
The stone has been hollowed out, and inside is a small, battery operated microprocessor. This processor spends most of its time asleep, but periodically wakes up to reproduce the digitally recorded sounds of insects and amphibians. During the daytime (a light sensor enables it to make this distinction) the Frog Rock periodically reproduces the call of a Pacific Tree Frog.
Though the rock isn't for sale, you can easily make one yourself.

  1. Find a rock. Any size will do, but a boulder would be best.
  2. Roll it into the livingroom, bedroom, or office: wherever you keep your computer.
  3. Click the listen to this species button.
  4. Steps 1-2 are optional, unless you're short on furniture.