Oct 262009
 
Yahoo openhacknyc del.icio.us cake

Bill, Alicia, Hilary, Diana and the Cake

NYC Resistor made a huge showing at Yahoo Open Hack Day NYC this year.  Team Makerbot showed up with the New York Toast, featuring their latest “Frostruder” prototype, an amazing attachment which turns the Makerbot 3D printer into a confectioner’s dream.  And in the spirit of edible technology, Alicia, Bill, Diana and Hilary gathered to create the “Delicious Cake.” The cake was, in fact, NOT a lie.

The Cake represents the sentiment – positive, neutral or negative – of a keyword as represented on Delicious.com, Yahoo’s social bookmarking service. The cake was made to look like the Delicious.com logo, and LED “faces” were used to indicate the sentiment. Hilary wrote the code for the sentiment analysis, Bill wrote the code that drove the Arduino controller, Diana soldered the LED faces, and Alicia assembled the electronics and decorated the cake itself.

You can see more of the cake at Alicia’s Flickr Stream or at Bill’s. We were also featured on CNN: http://bit.ly/ddNm3

Find out more at Diana and Hilary’s blogs:

Diana’s blog: http://fashionnerd.com/2009/10/yahoo-open-hackday-nyc/

Hilary’s blog: http://www.hilarymason.com/blog/yahoo-openhacknyc-the-del-icio-us-cake/

 Posted by at 12:39 am
  • hala

    hmm, lead cake

  • http://www.escapestudios.com/blog/tag/3d-animation-tutorials CG tutorials

    Reading this post was a great pleasure….what an amazing and creative idea of decorating the cake…The use of LED logos for representing sentiments is an outstanding thought.

  • http://www.escapestudios.com/blog/tag/3d-animation-tutorials CG tutorials

    Reading this post was a great pleasure….what an amazing and creative idea of decorating the cake…The use of LED logos for representing sentiments is an outstanding thought.