We were collectively inspired by the little technical inconveniences we experienced from day to day, made more prevalent than ever as we transition to fully digital working environments in light of the pandemic. We often found ourselves wasting time with tedious tasks such as trying to re-scale multiple images one at a time to meet strict file upload conditions, or copying and debugging broken code that needs to be debugged by hand from posts on Campuswire. Thus, we decided to create a program that would take care of these inconveniences. We wanted it to work as efficiently as possible, and thus designed it as a web extension that could be integrated and used seamlessly via the Chrome browser.
What it does
This web extension enables users to upload images that can be re-sized or transcribed for text. The user has the option to resize the image and produce a new image file or transcribe text from an image into a downloadable .txt file.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of being able to learn a programming language that was completely new to all of us in under 24 hours. We achieved this knowledge through endless experimentation, which allowed us to create programs we once never thought we could. We are also proud of all the obstacles we overcame, allowing us to be able to present a substantial final product despite our lack of experience.
What we learned
What's next for re-Scribe
In the future, our team hopes to get reScribe working on different browsers and to implement OCR for multiple languages.