For an art project during a hackathon at the MIT Media Lab we wanted to have a swarm of "creatures" under computer control. The concept called for these creatures to participate in a simulated society, which would be guided by a crowd of humans online. They had to look like
Turns out it just spits comma separated points out over serial in ASCII. I didn't have the original serial plug so I opened it up and connected an Arduino directly to the TTL serial lines on the board. I wrote a simple drawing app in Processing to play with it,
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