We wanted to play music at HackTX, but puny laptop speakers can't fill a five-star hotel. A legion of microspeakers, however... a first estimate puts around a couple thousand devices in the area.
What it does
Thunderfly - syncing multiple audio devices like fireflies do light - is a web application. A host starts a lobby of sorts, can select an MP3 song hosted elsewhere on the internet, and is given a 5-letter code to share. Any other device with the code is synced to the main server. At the host's command, magic happens, and all devices begin to play the same song, in sync, for maximum decibels.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
On the other hand, we can generate some pretty big decibels.
What we learned
What's next for Thunderfly
Commercialization! (nah. It'll be on GitHub for the next interested party to take on)