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. 

Code the City Edinburgh warm up exercise

With over 30 folk here we had a great time using the Code the City cards to discuss different cycling ideas. we discussed how to get people to cycle, and the proof on this, from showing safe routes, to improving health. We heard from Dutch students about how cycling is much easier in Holland, and how residents are encouraged to cycle by making driving more difficult in the city. Another group discussed what stops you cycling and was suggesting offering an appointment app for bike shops to help with servicing. 

It was only 30 minutes but we covered a lot of ground!

Team ideas – Edinburgh

We now have five team formed after lots of discussion and a few projects merging together:

Gamify biodiversity – encourage people to record species – plants, animals – by awarding points and possible prizes!

‘Shower the city ’ – providing shower points to encourage more cycling in the city

Robot litter bins – they respond when you post litter!

Land Revival – use derelict and vacancy land for growing

Market place – a community workplace

It’s been great to see everyone mixing together, sharing their ideas and then merging them. Some are local developers with ideas they have wanted to try out for awhile, but we also have students from Holland and young people from Edinburgh Prewired. It’s an exciting mix!