Polly Planet is a large ball-shaped mobile wireless Co-creative Tangible. Polly Planet has a RFID-reader (the white triangle on the top in the picture) for selecting and playing music in several ways. By choosing a RFID tagged Scene-card (like a CD cover) the user can select the music and accompanying visuals he likes to listen to and play. By interacting with the Tag- Things the user can play the chosen music as if it was an orchestra with different musicians. Polly Planet has two Bend-sensors, four Touch-sensors and one Movement-sensor (accelerometer) to change and create the music further.
Polly Planet like all the Polly Tangibles has a unique sound system and speakers to provide high quality multi-channel sound. Polly Planet has 6 large (40*40 cm) textile fields with embedded LED lights to give the user a music and tangible light experience. It also has 3 sensorial stimulating surfaces, which are not computer related, to lower the threshold for positive sensorial and music making experience further.
Polly Planet has both USB and Inductive battery charging, since it is wireless and like a mobile phone has to be charged now and then. The USB is the fastest charging method, but requires plugging in a cable like you do with your mobile phone. Polly Planet also has a separate on/off-functionality, so it can run stand-alone or together in the Polly World.