June 23 | 2013

Converse ChuckT9000: the sneaker with Drone Support

Last month was an experimental month playing with fashion and technology. As members of Creative Social we were invited by
Converse and Google+ to bring our most resourceful, clever, absurd ideas to life by rethinking a pair of Chuck Taylors. From hovering shoes to digital painting, we narrowed it down to one playful idea.

Imagine this scene at a festival near you: You’re having the time of your life with your friends, but then the inevitable happens. You loose everyone in the sea of flesh and blood. No use in waving, screaming or calling. What to do?

We introduce to you:

Chuck T9000. the first sneaker in the world with drone support.

So you never lose your friends again.

Just kick to activate and the drone is there for you. Hovering above your head until you are found. Say what!? Is it magic you might wonder! Check out the introduction video and discover the Chuck T9000.

How it works:

An RFID chip is placed in the shoe. This chip communicates with a multiple point triangulation system that knows where you are to within a meter. Now the Drone will follow you, even if you’re in a crowd. All you’ve got to do is kick to activate and it’s there for you hovering above your head until you’re found.

Discover more behind the scenes – testing, failing, learning – on Chuck T9000’s Google+ page. Enjoy!

So whats next? The future looks bright and fun.

Brought to you by: Loudmouth, Magic Bullet and SuperHeroes

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