Ages ago I made a little Arduino hack which was a simple LED matrix with three faces; happy, neutral, and sad. I recently found a photo of it so thought I’d post it. It was called Harold. I’d like to say it stood for Helpful Assistant Redisplaying OnLine Data but in truth I just like the name Harold. :)
BBC Radio Tree is a Christmas tree you can tweet! The tree lives at @bbcradiotree on Twitter although in real life it lives in BBC New Broadcasting House in the Radio 1/1Xtra production offices. BBC Radio Tree will change colour depending on the hashtags you tweet and it will send you a selfie back to show you your awesome colour scheme!
Mille (French for 1000) is an Android app which helps you learn French vocabulary by displaying a French word from the current 1000 most common French words with a sample sentence and three English translation options.
‘Locked In’ is a hack-day project that allows editorial teams to curate static and interactive content during broadcasts and push this to the audience in real-time, to engage and converse with listeners.
Last Christmas I had an idea for a tree in our office which you could interact with but ran out of time last year so this year I decided to build it, and the BBC Radio Tree was born! The tree lived in Broadcasting House where we work; in the Radio 1 / 1Xtra production offices.
During an IDEO Make-a-thon our team was tasked with looking at bicycle safety. For my part of the task I looked at a hardware solution and using an Arduino UNO, a LED/LDR sensor and some other components I hacked up a prototype bike light.