End of day show and tell – Edinburgh

Failed with Skype to Aberdeen.  We are all sad. The show must go on!

Monster bin is having problems with Arduino – lots of debugging going on! Front end illustration is moving along, with lots of monster faces to fit different styles of bins, involving QR codes for individual bins. They are also working on scanners. we’ve tweeted the latest designs!

Land Revival – have accessed data available from Edinburgh Council open data and mapped using Google Maps to demonstrate where the available land is in the city.

Cyclist community project – developing a guide to services for cyclists

Fly – demo of  framework for apps with leader board and the daily challenges to find animals and plants. Their Quest room is currently including man eating fish and giant killer flowers  – you have to take a selfie with your challenge! The design needs to be really nice with a clean interface (I am quoting)

Edinbro – mostly working on back end, creating an api to make requests. Hoping to have the website with some functionality tomorrow!

That’s it from Edinburgh – it’s been a great day here.

Last minute show and tell – Edinburgh

Alan Gardner has been cleaning up Edinburgh Council data (which is nice) but has come up with an approach to make regular expression changes for common issues on data sets. Just mocked up at the moment it would be a great tool for anyone cleaning data! Alan is going to work on this tomorrow too and is keen to hear from anyone who is interested in this.

Team pitches – catchup session

Here’s where the team’s ideas have got to  – at around 12.00

rashban – gamify throwing away rubbish by turning the trash can into an actual monster and creating an app that gives you points according to what you throw away

Land Revival – encourage community projects and parks inside derelict and vacant sites using OS open data, and Edinburgh Council data – one website to see all the information you need

Edinbro – getting people together, help each other out, and bring their community closer together. Put up tasks, and carry out the tasks with a leader board of who is helping out.

Biodiversity app (maybe called FLY) – cool social media app to help parents and young people and learn about biodiversity, a challenge every day from easy to hard – with more points for each.  To make sure other folk can comment if it’s true of false. Also want to build heat maps to show where species have been found and build a heat map, that changes monthly

Shower idea has changed – now thinking about other services such as bike pumps and mapping where these are available

A bin that eats rubbish – working out how to use Arduino for this.