Experiments

Weird projects, side projects, and proof of concept tech demos

status page demonstration

Check On

Emergency dashboard that keeps communities informed. It aggregates data from public and private data sources. Built to learn about public datasets for the GovHack 2020 hackathon.

Demo site

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a swearing robot monkey that takes away $5 of your money every time you swear

Swearsies

Swear jar that transfers $5 into your savings account every time your device hears you swear. Built to experiment with banking APIs for the 2019 BankEngine Hackathon.

Video demo

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online VR game with evil grumpy space cats

Pew Pew VR

Mobile VR game where you make PEW PEW noises with your mouth to play. Available on the Play Store. Built to play with the unity microphone API at the KiwiJam 2019 Game Jam.

Download Game

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online multiplayer game

Quick Maths

40-player educational multiplayer math deathmatch in the browser. Built to learn about Websockets and the Canvas API at the KiwiJam 2020 Game Jam

Play Game

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Anti Adblocking technology

Webcam Anti-Adblocker

Working browser implementation of the adblocker from the Black Mirror TV Show. Uses your webcam to tell you to keep watching ads if you stop watching.

Live demo

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Virtual reality musical instrument

Matter VR

Unity VR experience where you make music with gestural hand controls using a Leap Motion sensor. Built as an excuse to experiment with hand tracking systems and VR.

Source Code

Random technology slot machine

Spicy Hack

Sadistic random tech stack generator used to increase hackathon difficulty for veteran developers.

Try it out

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Political data register

Hello Politician

Public political disclosure data register put together by scraping PDF files. Built as an excuse to play with govt data for the GovHack 2019 hackathon.

Try it out

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Rental data heatmap

Flattie

Rental affordability heatmap created by crunching MBIE government data.

Try it out

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Attention protection system

Senpai

Senpai is a simple website blocker that helps you study. Used to learn more about Chrome APIs.

Download on Chrome Web Store

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augmented reality prototype

Zappy

Augmented Reality bus stop finder built with Unity and Google ARCore. Built at an NZTA Government Hackathon to learn more about Unity AR Tooling.

Learn more about Zappy

Eye test prototype

Raihana

NZTA hackathon project exploring the driver licensing process and how to improve it. Included experiments with eyesight checking features through the browser Webcam API

See the outputs

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Website of a women's technology charity

She Sharp

Charity website design + dev work for a group serving the next generation of women in tech called She Sharp. Lots of Wordpress, CSS and PHP hackery.

See the work

website of a boatbuilding charity

NZ Traditional
Boatbuilding School

Charity website design + dev work for a traditional boatbuilding school. Lots of Wordpress, CSS and PHP hackery.

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website with charities on it

Fundy

Datacom hackathon project that explored what charity funding marketplaces could look like.

See the work

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Virtual reality foreign exchange data visualization

VR Forex Prototype

Unity VR Data visualization of forex data pulled from the Yahoo finance API

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Virtual reality traffic demo

VR Traffic Prototype

Unity VR data visualization of traffic data over time.

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Art exhibit with cubes of various colors

Bender

Interactive art exhibit built with Unity and Microsoft Kinect SDKs.

See the work

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