Tomorrow is Monday of mid-term project week. Isaiah came up with a great idea, one that is designed to help future 301 students with generating their final project ideas. The problem domain- as a 301 code fellows student brainstorming final API project ideas can be difficult if you don't know what APIs are out there and what projects are possible with the ones we are less familiar with. Our project is a database of popular APIs (an API of APIs!) that the user can search by keyword. Users will sign up and sign in to access our database and favorite the APIs they like after reviewing their capabilities. There will be multiple end points based on category and our vetting/ranking of the quality of the docs. Each API will have properties (i.e. project examples for each API, doc rating, token request time, limit on requests, etc.) that help the user decide if they should use that API for their project.
My teammates and I also have a stretch goal for our mid-term project. We would like to incorporate a raspberry pi and one philips hue smart light bulb. The light bulb would light up red when there was an unsuccessful call to the database or light up green when the call was successful. We may not have time to work on this in the four days we have to complete this backend project.
At some point I would really like to create the following personal project. I'm a huge Stranger Things fan. So I would like to recreate the alphabet wall used for communication in the show.
I found a fellow on youtube who recreated the alphabet wall using not a raspberry pi but an arduino and his wall is WEARABLE. He uses a 25 input keypad (not sure how the 26th letter is handled...?) to type out words or cue up random flashing lights. The video is 37 seconds long, check it out below!
Below are just a few photos leading up to project week.