We’ve come to a point when you can’t much have a serious college computer science program without a student-run hackathon. It’s an undergraduate rite of passage, the student newspaper of today for a different kind of learning.
Now University of Delaware can say it has had its first, called Delhack. Below find the 13 projects.
- YouCanSiton.me [winner] — using RF chips, you can see what chairs are available at the UD library.
- Dropster [winner]– a distributed computing tool using Dropbox
- Hacking Survival [winner]– an online tool to allow users to create ‘choose your own adventure’ style stories.
- Course Bits [winner] — an advice forum and social network for UD students
- uDrop [winner] — an app that allows you to post geolocation-based anonymous notes for others to discover
- Pong Along — a hardware hack of a ping pong ball cannon
- 2048 bot
- Shot Master 9000 — a hardware hack that distributes one-ounces of liquid at a time.
- All Night Programmer — a matched Raspberry pi and Xbox Kinnect that displayed real time video
- YTList — a tool to reverse ad-blocking technology on Youtube
- Lockdown — a wireless locking tool for dorm room dead bolts
- AI Program for Minicraft — an artificial intelligence program that plays an open source web game
- Autotune — a bot for reddit that would detect when someone has written a song lyric in a comment and then responds with the next lyric, in the hopes of inspiring upvotes and other user karma (presumably for being clever)