University of Maryland
What if you could interact with your websites in a whole new way? Have you ever wanted to physically insert yourself into a webpage? Now you can. We turn an ordinary webpage into a 3D shooter game. We use the Tumblr API to get pretty pictures for scenery procedurally.
Walk into your favorite restaurant, check in with Foursquare, and your favorite music magically starts playing in the restaurant.
First connect the app with your Foursquare account at jamsesh.in
Visit jamsesh.in/display to watch the music play and the queue appear as you add music from the Foursquare app on your device when you check in.
Use your android device as a controller to play pong with your friends.
Facillitate the use of computers by children with disabilities. Tongue.io allows users to control the movement of their mouse using only their tongue.
Uses Sendgrid API to send daily usage statistics to the creator of the application.
It's a machine that sorts a deck of cards.
Chat with strangers & meet them if you get along!
I really liked the idea of turning an image into ASCII art, because it means that images can be displayed in the terminal.
I love the terminal.
So I thought "if you can convert an image in to ASCII, you can convert a series of images into ASCII," a series of images like an animated GIF or an actual video file.
And it turns out that you can indeed do that quite easily. It also turns out that there isn't much difference between a live video feed and a video file.
My plan was to recreate Skype in the terminal, because I love the terminal.
My team and me ran into troubles when we tried to do networking things in languages other than C. See, we found that only C is fast enough to process enough frames-per-second and print them cleanly to the terminal.
As we discovered this at various points throughout the hackathon, our codebase became more and more confusing and jumbled, mostly because handling threads and network functionality in C is not for the faint of heart.
I believe we will have functional prototype to by the term the judges come around! At the moment, we're still fixing bugs :).