Hacking away on Google technology in search of the next big idea
Exactly 224 projects came out of the latest series of Hackfairs. Here are just a few highlights of the uses of Google technology that inspire our communities:
Pakistan: A smart collar for cows helps farmers manage their livestock better, with geo-location, exercise tracking, and temperature tracking to help maximize dairy yields.
Indonesia: An automated watering system for farmers that controls agricultural watering systems anytime, anywhere using Android and Google Maps.
Korea: Cardboard-enabled remote-control car that makes you feel like you are really in the driver's seat using Android and Cardboard.
Philippines: An app that connects to a weight scale to automatically record weight for shipping. To bypass human error in pen-and-paper records, a business owner self-learned Android programming in order to make this app for his own business.
Thailand: BitShadowPlay is an interaction experiment that recognizes classic shadow puppets and transforms the shadows into animated depictions of the actual animals using our latest machine learning service, Tensorflow.
Vietnam: A smart vehicle-counter for more accurate vehicle tracking on the road or in parking spaces. This can be helpful to organizations wishing to optimize operations and traffic, such as at hospitals, hotels, shopping malls, and municipalities.Indonesia: An Android-based visual programming software that helps you control your own robots easily using Google Voice Control and Android.
Japan: A robot that moves based on your voice commands. Added bonus - you can see the world from its perspective using Google Cardboard.
Follow your local Google Developers Group to find out about the next Hackfair in your community, or speak to your local GDG community to host one next year. Alongside the exhibitions, community members can also share their projects and research. They can even conduct workshops which makes this a great event for collaborative teaching and learning!