Stellenbosch is growing as a tech hub of South Africa (and Africa). We have great engineering and computer science talent from Stellenbosch University, a social-networking giant and free wifi for the whole town (almost done) amongst others.
To further promote Stellenbosch as a tech area and to get the hackers and makers to demo their stuff, #hackstb was launched. The idea:
#hackstb is a social event and a monthly demo day for geeks, hackers and inventors in Stellenbosch. It’s a platform to showcase cool tech built in our town.
The first one was a month ago and as a start had 3 demos. Joe (from TrustFabric/Mxit/GustPay) demoed an augemented reality for AfrikaBurn. See a demo of it in action here:
He also demoed GustPay. The final demo was Carel showing how to do Van Eck Phreaking (which was awesome to see).
This week we had 4 demos.
- Arcade cabinet
- 3D Multi-touch input
- Laptop stiffy stand
- Using a normal picture frame as a video playback device
The arcade cabinet that was built by Leon and Francois.
Photo via @hedleyroos.
The AR app is going to be used in conjunction with Stellenbosch 360 to create a map of destinations in Stellenbosch so tourists can easily find their way to interesting waypoints!