Cat Scan - patches available

From Tumblr, via Animal New York, via Notcot, comes The Cat Scan. It's cats. On scanners. It's weird, yet somehow obvious.  The blasted animal has fallen asleep on your scanner again, so why not try and teach it to sleep elsewhere? What's the oddest thing you have ever scanned? UPDATE I've decided to arbitrarily award patches to any scans people upload. Rules: It must be something you've scanned yourself. If it was alive at the start of the scan, it must be alive and unharmed at the end of the scan (ie don't hold frogs still be pressing down on the lid). International entries are absolutely allowed.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


book scan - Camera Setup

Hi all, So I was scanning the book manually today using camera. Everything turned out to be ok, except the final pictures file size was staggering big(little over 1MB), which finally will compiled into a single PDF file. I was using resolution of 1600*1200 and found it to be the minimum accepted resolution in my situation. So my question was under what kind of camera setup should I get the smallest picture size but relatively clear picture. Thanks,

Posted by liys 9 years ago


How can we Scan a wall

Is there a way we can scan a complete portion of wall vertically using lasers or any other device?

Posted by ap nambiar 6 years ago


3D Scanning a Locomotive

I know nothing about 3D scanning so hope to find suggestions here. I have a large object I wish to scan and import into Rhino 3D and eventually cut (1:120 scale) on my tabletop CNC mill. The diesel locomotive upper nose has compound curves in its shape. The red rectangles in the illustration mark the area of the locomotive that is difficult to reproduce accurately in a drawing. It is this area I would like to scan. Is there a scanning system somewhere in instructables that is capable of scanning this large area of the diesel locomotive? If so, please point me to it. Thanks much.

Posted by CyValley 3 years ago


USB drive virus, scan through, restart with external harddrive in

Hey! So last night I started scanning through my computers, scanned the whole computer with MSE, MBAM, PANDA ONLINE and superantispyware and it was clean. Then I plugged in my external harddrive to scan, I scanned that one with MSE and then with superantispuyware and then MBAM. It didn't find anything. Then I scanned the whole computer AND the external harddrive. First with MSE, it came up clean. Then with superantispyware, it was also clean, but it found som tracking cookies on the pc, and I had to restart the pc. But heres the problem, I forgot to take the external harddrive out of the pc while restarting... Can this (if there is a virus) have made it boot into the computer, so AV's can't find it anymore? (I had autoplay turned off through "control panel" - "hardware and sound" and "autoplay") Lets say that there is a virus and it did do this, will reinstalling and formatting get rid of it anyways? Is this tool to be trusted? Does it work? : http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/remove-autorun-inf-virus-with-autorun-eater/ please say if you know of any better ways to detect this. *More backround info in my last topic here (including list of viruses that could have something to do with it. https://www.instructables.com/community/USB-drive-virus-Do-I-have-it-What-should-I-do/ 

Posted by kjelll 7 years ago


Will you sign your username and scan it and post it here...for a super cool avatar? Please?

Hey guys, will everyone who sees this thread sign their username (NOT your real name!) on a sheet of paper and then scan it and save it as a jpg and post it here? I plan to take all the signatures I receive and put them all in one picture. People can use it as an avatar, instructables can use it if they want to for some reason...etc. Please? EDIT: Yay! I have 6 so far. Thanks, everybody! Keep em comin! :D EDIT: 10 signatures counting my own! Including a genuine ibles celebrity's! EDIT: 12 siggies! EDIT: 14! EDIT: 15! EDIT: 18 and counting!! EDIT: 20 including ewilhelm and canida's!!!! EDIT: 24! Can somebody help me get the transparent versions of signatures that have dark backgrounds? ll.13 did his, which helped, but I need help with some of the others. I think you just have to patiently erase all the background away. Right, ll.13? EDIT: 27 at last count, I'm sure it's well over 30 now, they're coming in faster than I can make new ones. So I'll just wait for a bit to make a new version. And of course volunteers who work on the backgrounds are very much appreciated! Thank you very much guys!

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago


Possible 3d scanner project

An idea just popped in my head, just an idea.. take a scanner apart, and in stead of the scanner moving, have the "object" do a 360 while its scanned. so im thinking take the stepper motor our and build some sort of rotation device so when its suppose to "scan" the object is rotated and the scanner piece is at a fixed vertical position what do you guys think? please send suggestions, sketches. any input will greatly be appreciated =) thanx Brett

Posted by B.oom 8 years ago


Help for a digital camera based scanner

Hello, It's the first time I post in this site, but I guess someone might be able to help me. I would like to build a scanner that uses a digital camera to get the images. Basically a board with a vertical stand that would hold the camera pointing downwards, with lights on the sides to have the surface evenly illuminated. Unluckily my digital camera (a canon powershoot sd800) does not have remote controlling through computer, which would ease the process a lot, so I was interested in building also a mechanism, that would be attached either to the camera or to the part of the stand where the camera goes, that would press the shutter at regular intervals (lets's say 5seconds) so that i would have the time to turn the page and not waste any. Thank you very much for any suggestion, help, reference, link. All the best, Clemente

Posted by wilson14 10 years ago


Virus Scan scam on instrucables!

For the past week or so, after clicking an instrucable or step within one, I am sometimes re-directed to one of those sites that claim you have a virus and should do their free scan.  It's getting really annoying as you can't easily leave these sites.  Has someone hacked the site? Update: On 12/31/09 my security software deleted a trojan after once again being re-directed to the Virus Scan site.

Posted by scooterkid92 8 years ago


My Computer is really messed up, with spyware and such! Please help!

My computer has a Trojan on it, and a lot of other spyware.Does anybody know any programs you can download to actually remove the threats?I tried Spyware Doctor, didn't work.It only scans.I need it badly, I actually have 2 Trojans...Please help, thanks!

Posted by GorillazMiko 10 years ago


Can I make a 3d scan using a dslr

Can I make a dslr to scan multiple people at the same time?what do I have to do?  if so, what are the precaucions I have to do?

Posted by DIAGONALLIS 2 years ago


3D Printing/Scanning Advocate Needed in SF Bay Area

Love telling people about 3D printing?! Paid position introducing consumers to the maker movement and helping them complete 3D Prints and Scans in a retail environment. 3D Scanning and Printing Advocates: Looking for qualified 3D professionals with experience in printing and/or scanning to work directly with customers and introduce them to the Maker movement. 2+ years experience with 3D design, printing, & scanning preferred. Responsibilities: Explain 3D scanning and printing possibilities to retail consumers Help them complete basic 3D printing/scanning tasks at the kiosk Answer questions and respond to technical issues Really listen to consumers needs, concerns and difficulties and log them Compile a market research report based on your experiences and observations You will be personally representing 3D printing and a large retail brand to end users. Respect and patience with new Makers is a must. 1-6 month Contract Position, with potential to convert to Full-Time. Compensation to be Determined. Must be located in California. Must be able to start by October 15th. Oct 1st preferred. Contact Brittany@Authentise.com to apply.

Posted by BrittanyF 3 years ago


Lamp Shade Out of MRI Image Film?

I have a set of MRI scans of my knee. I make lamps and want to make a lamp shade out of these scans. A friend says, no - they will burst into flames. Another pal says, yes - go for it, get an old lampshade from Salvation Army, remove the cloth and clip the MRI scans to the wire armature. Oh, and if I make one, to be sure to use a low watt bulb. I think the scans are cool. But if they burst into flames, that would be bad. So - any idea how this could safely be done? Thanks.

Posted by mandodeb 9 years ago


Cataloging School Papers

I spontaneously decided to catalogue every paper I get/do in school this year. I've run some tests with tesseract, a OCR program, and its decent. Except... I don't have a scanner... I'm thinking of giving it up, unless someone else would like to also try it out. If so, I'll put effort into procuring a scanner, or figuring a way to emulate one with a camera. Any random thoughts on this?

Posted by zachninme 10 years ago


3d Scanning Howto? best recommended? DYI vs purchased

Hey gang! So, I am in need of some help.   The end goal is to make some  1x1x1 or 2x2x2 inch figurines of my kids. (  Think DnD wizard with my sons face") as the end goal. Right now, I am wondering if anyone has any success with the Scanning side of things.  Can you recommend a DIY 3d scanning solution? On Friday, I took my Nikon DSRL and put a 2"x2"x2" clay figuring on a rotating table and took some pictures, and uploaded it to 123d Catch.  I took about 30 pictures and uploaded them.  some where ignored because of lighting maybe. I have search for 3d scanning on instructables, and found quite a few, but it would be too costly to try them all, so I though I would ask in public chat if anyone has good success.   (I know I can spend 1500 on the maker scanner, but thats crazy expensive for a toy) So putting this out there for anyone to help me out

Posted by menglor 4 years ago


DIY scanning tunnelling microscope

I caught this on the MAKE blog; the full article is at ChemHacker. Sacha De'Angeli has announced the release of "version 0.1" (proof of concept) for a do-it-yourself scanning tunnelling microscope. If you already know what an STM is, my work here is done. For the rest of you, a scanning tunnelling microscope moves a very fine ("single atom sharp") tip across a surface.Electrons can jump between the surface and tip, leading to a varying electric current which can be amplified and measured. How well the electrons can jump depends exponentially on the width of the gap. Near an atom is closer than between atoms, so by moving the tip in very small (nanometer) increments, you can image the atomic structure of the surface. With a less sharp tip, or coarser position control, you can still image surface structure, steps, defects, etc. UPDATE: Instructables user Fabio M had posted a different STM project last December.

Posted by kelseymh 7 years ago


Help please

I've dismantled a cheap & nasty fax machine. Out of this I've extracted a Dyna Image scanning unit, CFL illumination, 7 wires. I'd quite like to use the CFL, and maybe the scanning part, but does anyone know how to use this? I've not found this particular unit on the internet - sticker says "DL100-05EUIC (BARCODE) PHFA201663" L

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago


3D scanning of small and complicated parts

I am trying to get a proper understanding of the things involved when scanning small parts with features bad for scanning, like circuit boards or things that simply are not as smooth as the test objects seen in tutorials. Due to the limitations I gave up on laser scanning for this although I still prefer it for bigger parts with less features. Photogrammetry works, well sort of... Most programs require the cam to move around the object, which is pretty much useless for parts smaller than 3cm³ in size. But even if the software claims to be able to use turntables I still struggle massively getting any usable results. I had testversions of 3D flow's Zephire and Agisoft Photoscan, both are able to use masks which helps a lot but they struggle with the camera positions. No matter what I do and how I try to cheat the cams are always located at a max of 180° but never the full 360° Agisoft would allow to enter cam positions but the algorthm behind it is beyond my understanding. So far my approach was to mask the background out and if the cam alignment failed (which it always did) to manually add reference points into the single pics. But still no 360° scans but a lot of cams in the exact same location. I know a 8MP DSLR is not perfect but the image quailty is decent enough for all the details. Is there a software out there that is dedicated for turntable use but is no laser scanning software? Or maybe a program / plugin to calculate cam positions for a turntable if the cam location is actually fixed? I mean with a turntable and fixed cam I would expect that all cam positions in the model are at least at the level and distance but in some cases it looked more like a wave pattern. My ultimate goal is to go down in size to about 5mm³ in size, like insects and tiny machine parts. Zephyr Pro seems to be right tool for the job but it out of my reach price wise as I only do 3D as a hobby. 123D and other cloud services fail totally for this task for the obvious reasons of size and fixed cam.

Posted by Downunder35m 3 years ago


LED SCANNER?

Does anyone have any informational sites and or plans to wire up leds to scan back and forth like on the knight rider car?

Posted by autoflow 10 years ago


PTAM 3D Mapping?

Hi, I've been looking around for a cheap 3D scanning system for fun and I was wondering if anyone has tried out PTAM or PTAMM for 3D  scanning?  Can these programs record point cloud datasets and pass that info to other computer applications (like the Blender point cloud skinner script)  to convert the points into 3D models?  This could be a way to make a 3D scanner for like $10 or $20 (or free if you already have a camera). Here are a couple links for the info: PTAM PTAMM http://ewokrampage.wordpress.com/projects-using-ptam/ Blender Script I was thinking to try it out in a week or two when I have some free time but it'd be fun to know if anyone has some experience with it! Thanks

Posted by greenyouse 6 years ago


Instructables Bulletin Board

We occasionally get awesome stuff in the mail, and post it up on our bulletin board.  I've decided to scan it all in and share it with you.

Posted by ewilhelm 8 years ago


Unwanted pop-ups and downloads

Last December 24, 2009, I clicked a link in the Instructables newletter.  An alert message box popped up that my computer had malware on it and needed an immediate check for viruses.  It offered a free scan of my computer.  I clicked OK, the scan detected trojans, and offered to sell me trojan removal software, which I declined to purchase.   I spent a lot of time and effort running scans downloading malware removal programs, uninstalling/reinstalling my security program and finally got the trojans removed.  I also learned about pop-ups that install the malware on pc's when the pop-up is clicked on. I decided to unsubscibe from the Instructables newsletter, but later relented unwilling to put the blame for the trojans on Instructables. Two days ago, I was copying a recipe from Instructables website.  When I clicked on Step 7, a pop-up message from the website appeared that my computer had signs of malware and offered to do a free scan.  Being now cautious,  I ran a scan from my securtiy that dectected no malware.  I clicked "Cancel" on the pop-up to get rid of the message, then did another scan with Malwarebytes.  Bam! Infected!  I got the security disablers off my computer and then unsubscribed from Instructables newsletter. During the time I was on Instructables website, websites came up without me clicking (while I was trying to copy the recipe.  Maybe my cursor randomly passed over an ad, then it came up.  I'm thinking the pop-up message came up the same way.  I read on McAfee SiteAdvisor comments that this happened to others:  a malicious download. Instructables could examine the ads submitted and the instructions submitted for malware.  Why aren't they doing that?  Why is Instructables website dangerous for malicious downloads?

Posted by lightellen 8 years ago


Laser keyboard

A scanning laser can be mounted on a pad together with a low resolution camera.  With these, an image of different types of keyboard for typing, piano playing, gaming, finger writing can be programmed for user interaction.

Posted by oobi07 8 years ago


Limited Time Offer

Alright mis amigos, I'm feeling kind of generous and very bored. As such, I'm going to personally hand draw and scan digital patches for people until I get tired of doing it and give up. This offer may go on for an hour, a day or even a week. It is hard to say right now. If you want a digital patch, tell me the following: 1) What you would like me to draw for you. 2) Why you think you deserve this digital patch. All custom drawn digital patches will be awarded at my discretion, so think carefully before you answer these two questions (seriously). Also, please keep in mind, drawing things with a Sharpie, scanning them and (sometimes) coloring these images takes time. Please be patient. UPDATE: Drawings coming along nicely. I will start scanning and distributing them tomorrow.

Posted by randofo 9 years ago


Photographs from negatives on my computer

I have a scanner and I am trying to scan negative pictures and turn them into photographs.What is the best way to make them look good???

Posted by funlovin420 10 years ago


berg little printer

Hi is anybody hacking these? i would like to get mine working offline,maybe connected to a camera . live slit scan or something like that..

Posted by crazyg 3 years ago


Virus on 'ible Home-made-lava-lamp-%5bupdated-for-the-last-time%5d/ ???

I was clicking through "next step"s on this 'ible and got a persistent popup insisting I had a virus on my computer.  I know this scam is to actually put one ON my puter, so I kept trying to cancel out of it.  It took me to a site that was "scanning" and I unplugged my net cable before anything could download, shut down, and rebooted only to do a full Norton scan.  I think I avoided harm, but please look into this!

Posted by hishealer 8 years ago


How to Make a Report Card

Ok so how do you make a fake report card? or scan your report card and change things profesionaly looking

Posted by yuckzee 9 years ago


High Tech Microscopy on a Very Tight Budget

 Among microscopy amateurs there is a long established tradition of grinding lenses and making their own microscopes. ( Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, who is known as the "Father of Microbiology", was a linen-draper by trade with no formal scientific education, yet his skill at making microscopes and his observations won him international recognition.)  When it comes to non optical microscopy (electron and scanning probe) the idea of making your own microscope at home is more intimidating. Mostly because of the cost and difficulty of getting parts you'll need.  But it seems that this man, John D. Alexander from Gilbert, AZ, found a clever way to build a scanning tunneling microscope using cheap and commonly available parts.   Have a look at his site www.geocities.com/spm_stm/Project.html  Very interesting. If someone of you will try to build his own microscope, let us know.

Posted by Fabio M 8 years ago


Greetings

Hello and welcom Tech's Workshop... for several months now, I have been scanning this website, collecting instructables that could be used by my local theater... now in the interest of clearing out my favorites file, I decided to create this group.... Enjoy!

Posted by Rowen27 11 years ago


FREE DOWNLOAD The Boy Electrician

Rawfire.torche.com/~opcom/ Scroll down to the electronics section on the above link, for a copy of The Boy Electrician, its a 40-Mb PDF download. Its not a great scan, but is readable. My copy right adviser has said The Boy Electrician copyright expired and was never renewed, new new material included with a copy, can be protected. This copy seems to be okay. As for my copy, I got the go ahead, and will be taking my time to do a really clean scan before I upload it to the Internet Archive, however, before that, I might upload the above mentioned copy as a stop-gap measure.

Posted by Lateral Thinker 8 years ago


6ht gen iPod packaging

Anyone that bought a 6th gen iPad Nano still have all the packaging? I have a project in mind to repurpose the plastic packing, and I could use either the interior paper packaging for reference, a decent scan of it, or a vector image.

Posted by vikinggoat 5 years ago


Show off your drawings!!!

Though there's no members at the moment I figured I'd go ahead and start a topic. In this one, just post pics or scans of some of your drawings. Here's three of mine:

Posted by LoneWolf 8 years ago


simple radio mod question for you tech guys.

Hey, i have just an off brand shower radio, and i want to make it where it just constantly scans the channels, i guess i wanna bybass the tuning nob. how do i go about doing that?

Posted by HTF 9 years ago


Wanted - plans or ideas...

Greetings Geniuses (Geniei?) I have already scanned the site and youtube but I was wondering if anyone either has or could create plans to build a motorized (gas engine for ease I am thinking) cooler? Any links, help or suggestions most welcome.... Respect, Craig

Posted by AussieCraig 5 years ago


Ad Ware

In the last 2 days I have gotten re-directed to fake adware warnings..."You are infected...click here to  scan you system" etc. One of these was on an instructable by either Scootchamaroo or Fungusamongus, so it wasn't being done on purpose by outsiders...just letting someone know.

Posted by Lintballoon 8 years ago


Cartoons!

I noticed the absence of cartoons on Instructables, (other than robot) post your cartoons, comics, doodles and art here! Attached are two of mine, simplified and vectorised using inkscape. Edit: Unvectorised image of pants added. Two new cartoons added, Arabian and Howdy Pardner KSM

Posted by kiwi_soccer_maniac 10 years ago


Lego Mindstorms Cubestormer solves Rubiks Cube in under 12 seconds

"The Worlds Fastest Lego Mindstorms RCX Speedcubing Robot. Built entirely from lego elements now scanning and solving any 3x3x3 Rubik's cube combination in under 12 seconds." Humans are still faster, but this is one impressive build.  

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


How to make a GIANT rotating tray (lady susan) for 3Dscanning people?

What materials do I need?Can I do this with a trucks's bearing ?what thing Should I use to make it rotate, strong enough to sustain a person?What Things do I have to take precaution on?

Posted by DIAGONALLIS 7 weeks ago


corrupted file!

Hello, i'm a pro-member since today, and i've became only for download the pdf about how to make your own 3d scanning with the technique of structured light. But when i try to download it appears the message saying that the file is corrupted. Im not sure if it's the place where to say it, but... I would like to get this pdf, please. some help? thanks

Posted by rojele 8 years ago


Kipkay made PC World

I was browsing through my new December 2007 PC World today, and in the article "Seize the Web" I found pictures of Kipkay's site and several of his videos. I'll try to scan these to get some pictures up, but take a look at the December 2007 issue of PC World, page 110. Congrats Kipkay!

Posted by Firebert010 10 years ago


Thor's hammer with microwave magnet

Did you guys see this! I bet one of you could make one too! Pretty cool! Enjoy! Someone Built A Real-Life Thor's Hammer That Can Only Be Lifted By Its Creator http://www.iflscience.com/technology/youtuber-builds-real-thors-hammer-electromagnets

Posted by BLASTFEMI 2 years ago


Malware on bone

I recently watched Bones (it was on FOX) , and they had a computer genius who somehow killed a person, arranged a code out of the victim's spine, and carved malware onto bone, shutting off their computer system's fans. My question is this: is it possible to carve a worm/bug/virus on to bone (or anything for that matter) so that, when scanned, it wreaks havoc on computers or mainframes?

Posted by moneyfuskie935 6 years ago


Archaeology Student needs help with 3D scanning and printing

Hi Guys and Girls, first time posting like this so i hope this is in the right place, and if it is i can get some help. I'm currently studying Applied Archaeology, in the Institute of Technology Sligo, in Ireland, I'm in my fourth and final year and as part of this I have to research and write a thesis. The topic I am planning on doing involves 3D scanning, and if everything goes to plan, it will turn out great, and is something no one has done before in Irish archaeology, Ok so here’s the thing. It is still early days, I haven’t even decided on the title or gotten a chance to experiment with the scanner, and I am relatively new to 3D imaging and all that it involves. But as part of the overall concept of my thesis I would like to haves some of these scans print using as many of the various different methods of 3D printing as I can. This is so I can compare and analysis there suitability. This is where I hit a wall and I hope someone can help. There aren’t many companies that do 3D printing in Ireland and those that do usually deal with medium to large company’s and thus are way out of my price range. Edit: 21.09.2011 Ok after a doing a boat load more reserch I have been able to pick three methods of 3D printing I would like to use: 1. Fused Deposition Modeling using the, RepRap and MakerBot. 2. Laminated Object Manufacturing. 3. Stereolithography. If any of you out there have an interest in Archaeology and can offer advice on 3D scanning, image editing, has access to a 3D printer or are lucky enough to own one of these machines, and are willing to help me out I would be extremely grateful. I am more than willing to contribute what I can to the cost of raw material, cover the postage to Ireland and of course give massive amounts of praise and acknowledgement to all those that have helped, when I’m writing my thesis. Many Thanks Michael Michaelfeeney01@gmail.com  

Posted by Amon-100 6 years ago


KinectV2 stops working with KinectFusion (URGENT!)

I asked someone  and he said:"If I'm not mistaken, the Kinect scanner has a fairly low maximum polygon limit. Maybe you're running out and it's stalling?" so how can I get the polygon count higher? everyone seems to do it easily, but mine stops working after the initial scan.

Posted by DIAGONALLIS 1 year ago


Good science idea

Hi, could someone make an app that, maybe uses a similar technology, to be able to identify plants, animals, and fungi? You could make it into a database where the users of the app put in the information, much like Wikipedia, so its ever evolving. I'd really like to be able, in my wood travels, to take my non existing iphone, and scan an organism with it and know all about it. I feel that that would be awesome.

Posted by The Cartographer 6 years ago


OLED HUD

Hi I have no knowledge of electronics, so I am willing to pay someone to put together a device that incorporates a high resolution oled display coupled to an arduino and obd scanning module. Basically, I'm after a car Heads Up Display unit. The optics i can build myself - it's the electronics I am unsure about. Please get in touch with build time and likely cost for the project. Thanks d

Posted by darcust 4 years ago


Really good idea

Hi, could someone make an app that, maybe uses a similar technology, to be able to identify plants, animals, and fungi? You could make it into a database where the users of the app put in the information, much like Wikipedia, so its ever evolving. I'd really like to be able, in my wood travels, to take my non existing iphone, and scan an organism with it and know all about it. I feel that that would be awesome.

Posted by The Cartographer 6 years ago


Battle of the Bulbs!

Whilst looking through the recent -ibles i saw CYNICALifornia's variation to the light bulb lamp. Running, er, clicking as fast as I could, I got to the home page and saw that his -ible was featured as well, as I scanned the page I saw, parallel to his, My -ible! IT'S ON!!! not really, I just thought it was funny that they were both featured, almost the same -ible, and right next to each other..

Posted by bumpus 10 years ago


Idea - Conference Room Scheduling 2.0

I have an idea to make conference room scheduling easier. I know similar hardware based ideas exist (such as this), but I don't think anything quite like my idea available. It goes like this. The outside of each conference room would have a posted QR barcode. The QR code would contain static information about the room such as the room name/id, location, etc. Using a smartphone or tablet with QR barcode scanning capability (iPhone, iPad 2, Android, etc.), an individual could walk up to the room and scan the code. The code would prompt the device to forward the necessary room information to an internally hosted site. The site would be designed to accommodate mobile use and appear as a native application for the given device. It would be fully integrated with the back-end scheduling system (Google Calendar, Exchange, etc.). The user would be presented with the following options: - View topic of active meeting (if not marked as private) - View active meeting attendees (if not marked as private) - View room schedule for day, with open spots available with button to reserve. - Book a room on-the-spot simply by clicking a spot that is available - Invite others to join your meeting (using contacts on device or LDAP to look up in company directory) - Provide link to the closest room that is currently available and offer to reserve if acceptable. - Show floor map of meeting rooms with current location highlighted, and some indication of the rooms that are currently available (or available soon) within a 100ft radius. - If the person scanning the code is also the meeting organizer, they will be presented with options to update, cancel, or send out reminders to others attending. - etc...Features could go on and on Benefits of this idea: - Users don't need to go through the tedious process of pulling up a scheduling program, searching for a room, booking it, finding another room available, etc. - Users can still schedule rooms from their PCs as usual, but now have the added benefit of scheduling a near-by room on the fly - Nearly everyone in a technology workplace has a smartphone these days with QR code scanning capability - No hardware to hang outside meeting doors such as done with other similar systems - Most if not all functionality would be managed by the back-end system, allowing maximum flexibility in providing updates and maintenance of the system Thoughts? Worth developing? - John (http://manganlabs.com)

Posted by siliconghost 7 years ago