Hand tools and fabrication machines
"Team Laser" spent the weekend building the Pebble Time app for SLAZER, a wearable laser smartstrap product that is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Check it out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1171859847/slazer-for-pebble-time
Coding an app to activate SLAZER by pressing buttons and shaking Pebble Time turned out to be a piece of cake for Jeff. And the only significant hardware hurdle was making a reliable connection with the "hacked" hackathon smartstrap connector. Speaking for Jeff, too, here: we had a great time in Boulder!
1) With the right background, it's easy to learn how to code a simple app for a Pebble Time smartstrap.
2) Using pogo pins (in place of magnets) for all four of the contacts seems important for reliable connections for smartstraps.
3) Dogs love lasers!
Team Laser is:
Jason Hilbourne: I'm the guy behind SLAZER on Kickstarter and three generations of watch straps for Pebble (Wide Body, Shank, and HAMMER). I run a consumer electronics product development company in Portland, Oregon called Utensile. And I also manage the CE accessories company Richard Tracy Brand. This was my first hackathon.
Jeff Turley: I code. I drive an electric car. I code again.
Hackathon Strangers: Because it turns out that this kind of event involves spontaneous collaboration and being awesome. Thank you, everybody!