Poppy Boogers Kiosks

From concept to development to prototype to deployment. The use of a a dedicated kiosk for displaying and interacting with a web interface has always been a vision for PoppyBoogers, a free archive of digitised children's books.


I began building the website back in 2016 when I became interested in artificial intelligence and named it PoppyBoogers after the nicknames of my two foster children Poppy and Boogers. PoppyBoogers is a platform to showcase children's picture books. This website was initially designed to allow indie authors a platform to easily create imagery for their children's stories. This is when I joined the OpenAI platform who is responsible for the very popular ChatGPT.

Below is a video of an early prototype which has customised 3D printed buttons. 

During project management of a multi installation space I pitched the idea of this kiosk to a client who loved it. He wanted to show their own Indigenous language children's books (image below) for which they had many children's books created and written in multiple indigenous languages.


The above design was initially rejected by the client who wanted a design that could be used by adult and children. An alternative design was discovered with the help of AI in the conceptual stage of the design (see below image). The second design was pitched and accepted by the client who commissioned six.


The design features a tiny but robust computer called RaspberryPi which with the Linux build browser Chromium has rich features for a Kiosk Mode setup. The custom interface features 6 buttons to navigate the library and books. The design is able to take a beating with built in protection features such as acrylic shield for the screen, power loss protection for the computers OS and heavy construction to prevent topple over and button failure. Circuit design was to be considered and the electronic components carefully calculated to prevent burning out the computers onboard components and my background ion electronics helped in the design. Here is a short video of the completed module.



November 9, 2023 • 10:49PM


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