With the WiFi down for the major portion of the time, we wanted to come up with a fun hardware hack and this was born out of a crazy brain storming session.
What it does
It is an exaggerated version of the "paper basket" game. You throw in a crumpled paper through the loop and if you get it right, the LED patch lights up, the BOSE sound touch 10 plays a crazy air horn sound and a tweet is sent out to celebrate your score. Also, the BOSE sound system can wake you up with an alarm thats chosen based on the weather that day. It also plays out the daily news for you every morning
How we built it
We built this by rummaging through garbage and using our resources to the best of our ability. Cardboard is the body of our project and an Arduino and multiple sensors are the brain. We had the circuits and cardboard supports mounted and assembled. We used the Bose Soundtouch API to connect with the speakers and play the sounds. A python script fetches the weather and chooses the song accordingly. The news for the day is also streamed using the API.
Challenges we ran into
We had some trouble finding materials and relevant hardware.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We did a fun hack and had a nice time exploring all the APIs.
What we learned
Working with whatever materials we could find - Cardboard boxes,
What's next for Bask-LIT Ball
Set up a public portal for various players to sign up and set up a leaderboard across companies.
This game has so much potential in terms of expansion, specifically friendly competition between colleagues, and inter-company leaderboards.