What music brings to your ears, Sisyphus brings to your eyes. Kinetic art, technology, and design merged in stunning meditative beauty.
In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was condemned to roll a boulder up a mountain for all eternity. In our art, Sisyphus is a kinetic sculpture that rolls a ball through sand, forever creating and erasing beautiful patterns. Sisyphus is a kinetic art piece: it is an instrument. As a musical instrument plays songs, Sisyphus plays paths.
With the Sisyphus App, you can download new tracks from artists all over the world, create your own favorite playlists, and control your Sisyphus table from your iPhone.
Creating your own tracks information : https://sisyphus-industries.com/community/community-tracks/sisyphus-programming-guide-so-far/#post-787
updated plugin to fix socket connection issues and issues when downloading tracks from Community.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Gets the job done - tons of features - spread a bit thin. Potential is here!
I wouldn’t let the reviews tarnish your first impression of this excellent piece of hardware - AND excellent framework of a developing software platform.
It did take some persistence to get everything properly connected, but I had firmware updated and full RGB scenes running in 20 minutes.
The table makes designs from the moment you add the sand, ball, and power it up. Once you get connected - add the RGB colors and start to play with scenes and SPEED - wow just the first few I tried blew me away! Felt like controlling an RC car around a desert track as the full moon set, it’s easy to get engrossed with this experience.
The initial app experience was a bit slow, (be patient with text entry fields - tap once and wait a second for the field to become active before mashing the buttons.) but that’s always the clunky part of app development and I’m sure they’re working on it.
Once you’re set up it’s hard not to be impressed with the breadth of control and functionality available.
As a Kickstarter backer I appreciate a heroic effort from a great team, and with constructive feedback I’m sure this experience will continue to evolve.
Working fine outta the box
I bought a tabletop version through Kickstarter this year. It and this app are working just fine together. I did get the firmware update on 12/25/19.
Sure, the app can be improved with features and better touch responsiveness (speed bar), so I’m giving 4 stars. But clearly the developers are making progress.
Hardware is amazing, the app needs work...
I want to preface this review by saying the table itself is mind blowing. I am absolutely amazed at what it is capable of...
But this review is focused on the app interface and integration- which sadly, needs major improvements.
Consistently dropped connections, finicky and confusing UI, weird shuffling when selecting an image to play from a playlist, recently moving the color slide bars requiring the user to figure out they need to scroll down to find them, only to inadvertently click on the color wheel instead, and many other random bugs.
Please Sisyphus team, spend some more time QAing your software before releasing it?
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.