ChipChop: A Connected Cutting Board

The ChipChop cutting board was created as part of a weekened hackathon

Completed in just a weekend as part of the ioio hackathon this project designed new tangible interfaces for tablets.

One of the biggest drawbacks of touch screens is that they are hard to navigate with messy hands. This is especially challenging in the kitchen. While touchscreen tablets are excellent for displaying recipes while cooking it is almost impossible to control them with hands covers in ingredients.

To solve this the team designed an interface replacement for the tablet. By using a cutting board as the touch interface users could control their tablet and even get feedback from the recipe. Not only could users swipe the pages of a recipe but the sizes certain ingredients were indicated on the cutting board through LED lights.