7 November 2010 - 23:28£5 App #23 – “Things we built this summer”
Last Tuesday we had our 23rd £5 App event, given that it is only our second event this year we chose to let people “show and tell” about the things they built this summer. We had 9 speakers, I bought the beer, John baked the cakes.
Shardcore and the Englightenment Machine
Jon and Digestly
Ian (me!) and the Social Microprinter
My Social Microprinter is a CBM 231 receipt printer + Arduino + WiShield + remote server, it prints tweets and useful info using a regular shop’s receipt printer via serial:
John and the Arduino Doorbell
John’s Arduino-powered door-bell couples a regular remote-control doorbell with lego, wood and a big bell:
Seb and Geek Family Fortunes
Seb built a Family Fortunes clone recently (we played it at BarCamp Brighton) using Flash, Nun-chucks and an iPad:
Emily and SocialTies on the iPhone
Emily is working on an iPhone app with me that we’ve named SocialTies, it helps you find your friends and ‘similar people’ when you’re at an event or conference. It was inspired by the fruitless hours I’ve spent at events wondering if I’ll ever find anyone I know…
Kyran and I have been working on some social graph visualisations, Kyran’s interface lets you see where you sit in an event’s social network whilst reading real-time updates from attendees:
Mike and the Tardis Money Bank
Mike’s Tardis Money Bank was designed to help him and son keep tabs on pocket money. It has gone on to be used by many families since its launch:
Jay and Twitter Election Predictions
Jay’s real-time election results predictor read Twitter during the UK elections, the results were interestingly accurate:
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Ian applies Data Science as an AI/Data Scientist for companies in ModelInsight and Mor Consulting, founded the image and text annotation API Annotate.io, co-authored SocialTies, programs Python, authored The Screencasting Handbook, lives in London and is a consumer of fine coffees.