Maker Faire Shenzhen – Palette
One of the things we saw on the Faire was Palette – a system of connectable blocks. Each block contains an interaction element – a knob, a slider, a button, a LED or a tiny screen. You can connect the blocks together using side connectors to build a customized control surface for your favourite software. They were showing if off Traktor, so we guess they are aiming at DJs). The software behind the blocks is aware of the layout you build with it. The Palette will show you this layout on screen so you can assign functions to all the blocks you have attached.