picture of people using flashlights to form a pattern
What it does
The app allows the crowd to connect their phones to a central server. It will then receive instructions on its role in the mosaic based on the row number. Close up, it may just seem like it is showing a random colour; but far away, that phone acts as a pixel in the bigger picture.
How I built it
Used java and python and IBM bluemix to process and host the mosiac files in which the phones will retrieve.
Challenges I ran into
programming android app to receive command from the server.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Although there were many struggles in accomplishing our goal, we managed to successfully establish connection between our server and nodes. In fact, we were extremely content with our proof of concept.
What I learned
We learned that 24 hours to make a hack is not an easy task
What's next for phony mosaic
We would like to send parts of images in the future and hopefully even stream videos in the future.