We were inspired by the browser extension Momentum. Momentum beautifies your new tabs with pictures from around the world and motivates you to focus through quotes and mantras. While productivity is great and all, we thought everyone could use a few more laughs during this time of quarantine and isolation. And thus, the MemeMachine was born.
What it does
Our Google Chrome extension, the "MemeMachine," generates a random meme from our extensive meme pool and displays it on the browser page. A new meme populates your screen every time a new tab is opened or when the "new tab" page is refreshed so you can keep meme-ing to your heart's content! For an extra bonus, the MemeMachine works without internet. So when your apartment wifi conveniently drops during class or work meetings, the memes live on!
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
What's next for MemeMachine
If we had more time, we really wanted to implement a customizable meme generator with tags associated to each meme. The extension would ask for key words, such as 'what mood are you in ?' that would then generate memes with tags similar to those words. In addition, we want to improve the python web scraper so that it updates the meme pool every couple of months to ensure the memes are always up to date and relevant. We would also like to implement a Firefox MemeMachine extension.
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