Mathias Forbach, Axel Roest, Simon Claessen

IKWIN! / Google battle

Challenge your web popularity !

Challenge someone with your web popularity,
and let's see and show other people how high you're ranking.

More information about the ikWin / Google Battle on www.mediamatic.nl/ikwin

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iKWiN -

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The iKWiN project was developed by Simon Claessen, Axel Roest and Mathias Forbach, in one week at the Mediamatic RFID Hackerscamp 08, before the PICNIC08 Conference. You have a desk where you put your ikTag and your challenger does the same. You go onto the lift, press the red buttons and then the elevators go up. The higher you are ranked on google, the higher you go. At the end, if the result is not clear, the arrow shows who wins,

Technical

The project uses a MacBook Pro as master controller, with three Arduino's for connecting to the outside world. Two SonMicro USB RFID readers are connected to the Mac to read the ik tags.
Because of bad experience with serial drivers and ruby, and an ephemeral time frame, a design decision was made to write the Mac control program in perl. Proven technology. It calls various sub-programs in other languages, part of Mediamatic's RFID and OSC tools, to connect to the readers and anymeta db.
Thanks to Erik Borra for the PHP screen scraping of Google, easier than using the API.

More links

Flickr

YouTube

PicnicNetwork

All Winners

Team

Axel Roest, Simon Claessen and Mathias Forbach, with help from Bas Pijls.

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And the higher ranked on google is ... ? - The iKWiN project was developed by Simon Claessen, Axel Roestt and Mathias Forbach, in one week at the Mediamatic hacker's camp 08, before the PICNIC 08 Conference, You have a desk where you put your ikTag and your challenger do the same, you go onto the lift, you press the red button and then the elevators go up. The higher you are ranked on google, the higher you go. At the end, if the result is not clear, the arrow show who wins, It's really simple. Let's try it ! Project: Axel…

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first plan of the platforms - The higher you're ranked on google, the higher your platform elevates.

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electronic_layout.png -

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rotarycoder.JPG - The two rotary encoders for the height sensors are made from two old vacuum cleaner cable winders. Because they're from two different cleaners, we detect in the Arduino if we have the right or left winder, and calibrate the height differently.

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IMG_4532.JPG - Two solenoids, running on 24volt push the up and down buttons. because the solenoids came without a spring, a homebrew spring is provided in the form of bended tyraps. the silver gaffer tape provides some rudimentary protection against rain (not available for testing) The solenoids are held on spot with some Lubic profiles. All wiring was done with flexible cat-5 cable, soldered to DIN-6 or DB9 connectors. The three arduino's were housed in old scsi drive casings. they provided 5volt and…

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ikWiN project is a great success - IkWin by Mathias Forbach, Axel Roest en Simon Claessen. Daria Perevezentsev