Wake your world
Your lamp has no idea your fan exists. Our lives are full of products that can’t talk to each other. But what if everything in your world could work together, in ways that you could control? Imagine that your ceiling fan goes on, the thermostat goes down, and a lamp lights up before you arrive home from work. That’s the promise of Interstacks, a MAYA research and development project that’s focused on the future of pervasive computing—letting you integrate trillions of things (digital or physical) in a post-PC world.
Interstacks is a patented system of snap-together, single-function, electronic blocks that allow you to connect devices despite their “language” differences. Become a Maker by selecting different Interstacks modules for your personal stack, in any combination you’d like. For people who want to tweak and tune their world, Interstacks will let you go from idea to product in a day, developing new stacks in a simple visual programming environment called Stackbuilder. For aspiring entrepreneurs, those stacks can be sold or shared in an online store and community.
MAYA funds this forward-looking research not just to make cool things possible, but because we want to make technology work for people. With Interstacks, we’ve only begun to help you tap the potential of inexpensive, powerful computing to change your world.