Ideas 2015


LED advent calendar

  • Hack Details: A fabric advent calendar with an LED on each pocket that lights up on the appropriate day.
  • What you need to make it happen?: I have plenty of fabric scraps, and possibly enough red and green LEDs. I don't have a spare Arduino or similar though, or wires.
  • Name: Mags
  • Twitter/website: https://twitter.com/meaigs

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3D Bike Chain Set

  • Hack Details: I got bored of having pants destroyed by the bike chain and I will work on a standard model 3D-printing-ready easy to adjust to any bike model.
  • What you need to make it happen?: 3D Printer, 3D printing material waterproof, energy drink, designers!
  • Name: Paulo Renan
  • Twitter/website: paulorenanmelo.wordpress.com

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Peace frequency

  • Hack Details: Investigate SSVEP (steady-state visual evoked potential) and search for similar phenomena inducted through tactile or auditory system.
  • What you need to make it happen?: An expert on BCI would be a nice to have Hardware : any wearable eeg with sdk that will provide parsed data should be fine. Software developer (Java)
  • Name: Kris Szczurowski

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Gamify democracy

  • Hack Details: Improve engagement in e-democracy with game mechanics (points, badges, leaderboards)
  • What you need to make it happen?: Back end developers Game designers Someone who knows something about politics might come handy as well
  • Name: Kris Szczurowski
  • Twitter/website: szczurowski.info

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Hoover defense

  • Hack Details: Use augmented reality to turn hoovering into fun!
  • What you need to make it happen?: AR toolkit Software eng/dev with some experience in native mobile development We'll most likely use unity so c# will be useful Graphic designer Sound engineer Game designer on hardware side of things we'll need a google glass or similar AR device
  • Name: Kris Szczurowski
  • Twitter/website: szczurowski.info

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Panic Button

  • Hack Details: A device to be worn discretely by a person. Low power consumption. Novel/easy way to activate. Once activated device turns on and accesses the GSM/GPS module to send text alerts to contacts and also call to grab their attention. The GPS also turns on and continuously pings a position until the battery runs out. Basically a device for emergencies
  • What you need to make it happen?: ive a background in hardware and an idea how to build it not to mention the parts. designers, business analysts, software, hardware, anybody that finds this project interesting.
  • Name: Shane
  • Twitter/website: @hamilton3shane

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DublinBikes route planner

  • Hack Details: Build a website/app that maps the best route between two addresses using Dublin Bikes. Sort of a mixture between Google Maps and the Dublin Bikes app, but combined into one.
  • What you need to make it happen?: Small team of programmers and a website or app designer. Real-time bikes info and route mapping is publicly available through various APIs.
  • Name: James
  • Twitter/website: Lawlorino

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SmartR

  • Hack Details: Contraption to map effect of nutrition on brain. Eeg headband that measures focus (exists) combined with food diary (as app) that calculates nutritional intake.
  • What you need to make it happen?: Software people, Hardware people and hardware. I don't have an eeg, the equipment to make one or even a raspberry pi. I have nutrition databases
  • Name: Ian

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The STEAM game

  • Hack Details: A game made up of a mix of things you find around the house to teach kids STEAM.
  • What you need to make it happen?: People with a knowledge of diffrent areas in the sciences and figure what we can find around the house make it online with a db to allow for inputs of what you have and what you can do with it. Then come up up with a format for the game for kids of all ages (drinking one for adults 😉 )
  • Name: james
  • Twitter/website: @jamesojnr

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Time flies when you're having fun

  • Hack Details: I have a Truesense EEG wearable device that I've done some work with before. I'd like to grab the raw data from the Alpha and Beta brainwaves, and use it to count time on a clockface (so time speeds up or slows down depending on brain activity).
  • What you need to make it happen?: Software people! There's been some work done already to pull the raw data, so it's now a matter of changing the end result.
  • Name: Sinead
  • Twitter/website: @sineadw http://www.sineadmcdonald.com

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Fetchr

  • Hack Details: A robot (shaped much like a turtle) that lives in you home. Control and ipcam viewer via web interface. Attachments for a ball thrower to entertain pets. Also useful while on holiday to check on house (in future could probably water house plants). Web2.0 name
  • What you need to make it happen?: Raspberry pis, arduinos, breakout boards for above, robotic servos, wireless cards, usbcam, lipo batteries, a wireless router (for testing), small server (vm), a casing off a hoover could make a good body. I have some of this stuff already.
  • Name: Justin

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NOW clocks

  • Hack Details: Tense correct time devices - clocks that tell you that it's 'now', but run at varying speeds and with varying numbers of ticks (there's a really interesting artsy reason for this, I swear..).
  • What you need to make it happen?: I have some arduinos - regular/mega, (or a galileo?) and some motors, and lots of old carriage clocks/bits of electronics. I need someone to help me make it go (software/hardware - I have lots of enthusiasm and an overwhelming, almost murderous desire to win the clock prize, but not much know-how).
  • Name: Sinead
  • Twitter/website: @sineadw http://www.sineadmcdonald.com

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Time Stopping Clock

  • Hack Details: A clock that stops ticking when you look at it.
  • What you need to make it happen?: A clock, Pir sensor or ultrasonic. Arduino or the like.
  • Name: Jeffrey Roe
  • Twitter/website: @jeffrey_roe

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SewerBot

  • Hack Details: A robot to go into places no one else wants to go. ( I really want to build one)
  • What you need to make it happen?: Gear, motors, sensors, getting data, Some craic,
  • Name: James
  • Twitter/website: @jamesojnr

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gigScratcher

  • Hack Details: So I've noticed of late that a few of my mates have been getting last minute deals for gig tickets from people who advertise via Twitter that they're unable to make it to the gig, and so send out a tweet offering the tickeet (sometimes free, mostimes at face value). This seems to be a viable alternative to heading to the extortionate sites like toutless.com etc for someone who's looking for a last minute ticket. So how about deveoping some 'App' or Website that will scrape twitter for up to a week prior to any major gigs for keyword like "ticket", "going" (or whatever ... keywords are not my strong poiut) ... and seeing if we can collate all ticket offerings for a gig in a coherent space that people can interact an arrange exchanges. Again .. tis more of a conduit concept ... there's no money to be made here .. move on 🙂 n
  • What you need to make it happen?: Pythonista for the twitter scraping and a sciency data scientist for the analysis of the scrape and a web ninja for the design and presenataion of the scrape for the masses to peruse
  • Name: Niall
  • Twitter/website: @occupanther

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Busker

  • Hack Details: So I was waiting at the bus stop one day listening to a tune on my iPod that was either downloaded (or taken from a mates HDD - whatevs) and thought ..."I've not bought this track but like the tune so much that I'd like to contribute something for enjoying it so ... why isn't there an app that I can click on, via the stock music app, that will send anything from 5 cent to MAXIMUM 2euro/dollars to the artist in question.....?" - A long shot indeed, you're basically admitting to owning illegal music .... but funds go back to the artists (haven't exactly sorted out how yet - mayhap central repository DB with Artists details garnered from MP3 Metadata, Artists get in touch to see if there's anything in the pot for them ... we pay out) ... and legal wranglings abound... you'd have record companies banging on your door for the database of those who've admitted to illegally owning music for one...but hey ... Napster, Amazon and many other giants took on da man initially .. and won .. If it took off ... you would have monthly / weekly charts indicating the most popular contributed to artist that week ... and it's all voluntary money coming from joe public going back to the Artist This idea can be dissected and dismantled as you wish ...don't expect it to go anywhere .. .but it's kept my mates and I occupied in the pub over a few pints more than once 🙂 TL;DR: Challenging current copyright and piracy issues by designing an app that will be a voluntary contribution (NO MORE THAN 2euro/dollars/yen/drachma etc . ) to artists via stock music app ...contributions are collaborated into weekly charts thereby providing an 'of the people' Music Chart to rival the current industry schlock ...Artists get due royalties from those who care
  • What you need to make it happen?: BTC Gurus for transaction backend, Legal Eagles to keep the record industry at bay, some Database ninjas to be able to design and assemble the back-end of data collation, and anyone else that can sharpen up this concept into a Golden Pick that can chip away at the 46BN Dollar Piracy industry and give back to the artist
  • Name: Niall
  • Twitter/website: @occupanther

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Seabot

  • Hack Details: Measure wave-height,salinity,tide,temperature, pollution... Clean oil-spills. Check out: Protei/Scoutbot OpenROV We're surrounded by the perfect marine robot testing ground. Let's make it happen!
  • What you need to make it happen?: Raspberry Pi/Arduino Software Model Boat Power (solar?) Propulsion (sail?) Sensors Data Tx (optical?) Fun!
  • Name: Brian N
  • Twitter/website: http://www.opensourcemechanic.com

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Football Tourist

  • Hack Details: Given a set of dates, and a location, show the upcoming fixtures on a map within a given radius. e.g. click centre of London, highlight Arsenal, Chelsea, etc
  • What you need to make it happen?: Not a lot really, just my laptop
  • Name: Joe

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How big do you feel

  • Hack Details: People often perceive themselves as bigger, shorter, fatter or skinnier than they really are. But how accurate are people at judging their people shape and how as a result their BMI.
  • What you need to make it happen?: Iv got the idea and an experiment lined up in the near future. What I need is a coder to design a Avatar which changes shape according to 2 linear sliders (height and weight) which are linked to the BMI formula. I also need the function for BMI to be guessed by participant and actual BMI to be ouptut
  • Name: David G

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Medibox

  • Hack Details: Smart cheap medical data recorder for under privileged. Create a box with basic sensors, as cheap as possible, with a way of adding patient number and running blood iron check, heart reading, blood glucose, blood pressure, store on cheap free secure cloud. Put "how to build" instructions for free online.
  • What you need to make it happen?: Sensors or build them. Arduino or Raspberry Pi for brain, keypad and buttons for entering settings. Help.
  • Name: James O'Sullivan
  • Twitter/website: @jamesojnr

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