At the heart of our object is an Arduino board that controls the slow movements of the picture frame through servo motors and a gear mechanism. It also controls the behaviour of the backlight LED array.
Skype calls are initiated by a button embedded at the back of the box through serial communication with Applescript. During the construction of the frame, a lot of attention was paid to the materials used, the internal construction and the interaction one would have with the frame. The frame is crafted and the interactions are intimate.