I'm often playing and making things quickly. The general rule is I try to make something within less than a two-day period. Chircle was the product of a 36hr hackday, but sometimes I work more quickly. Demarco took two hours, and Yebay I put together as a joke in half an hour at Culture Hack East.
Before you look at these things, bear that in mind! These are sketches. Sometimes, just sometimes, these things turn into monsters though. Aframe is the product of a few afternoons hacking and that's turned into a fully-fledged company now.
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Introducing misspelling's, and typos' into theguardian.com
Inspire your kids by making up stories for them
A friendly way to gather your startup’s audience
Get past the annoying anti-spam in Twitter that stops you sharing URLs in direct messages
Hide information in a graphic
A one-day hack that turned into an event-organising tool
Making Crunchbase more useful by adding Datahug
Ten minute mentoring
Easy to create online courses
Enrich a mailing list of emails with more data to make it more useful.
Get sponsored to give your skills to Comic Relief charities.
Put a gift to Comic Relief in your will.
Runners raise money by running long distances.
Simple visualisations of history
A git-powered site for a small museum
A way of supporting a record label via monthly subscriptions
Educational video content for Schools from Comic Relief
Get your mates to do stupid stuff for money.
Use Dropbox to create and manage a small website
A mobile nature game
An experiment in reinvigorating the After Dark TV format for the digital age
A James Joyce Ulysses page generator
Make it easier for artists to create locative art games
Shakespearean eBay anyone?
User-contributed stories about Scotland made readable on mobile devices
An accessible archive of one man's photographic record of the Edinburgh Fringe
How could we crowd-fund artistic residencies?
Tackling the problem of poor home insulation for older people
Charitable giving with your circle of friends
Visualise two sides of a debate
Download all your tweets as a JSON file
An urban pollution game
Make it easy to arrange a multi-venue evening out with friends
Mobile and web tool to find out about pollution levels
A quick experiment at a content site for Women of the World festival
A little idea using a Pinterest scraper to build a site. Before Pinterest got BIG.
The precursor to my company More Monsters, lets you generate random monsters
Youtube app for online-and-offline parties
Mobile serendipity accelerator
Data visualisation of all UK public film screenings per year
Given a URL, find the most likely "main image" on the page
A postcode to geo lookup Ruby gem.
Microformats to JSONP? Useful? Don't know.
Rottentomatoes reviews for what's on FilmFlex tonight, on your mobile
Simple mobile interface to CultureGrid's database of millions of cultural artefacts
Photographer portfolio app
Write words in the air using your mobile
Cached REST API requests
British Council hack with the people of Plzn
Open source tool for creating mashup sites (like this one)
Extending BCCDIY to every council in the UK
Geolocated consultation responses
Send an email to the people standing for office, to ask them all the same question
Visualising the votes of MPs on the Digital Economy Act
Comedy hack using a proxy to swap words for their opposite on the Conservatives.com website
Ruby interfave to GeoAPI
If your wordpress site died, scrape it back from the Google Cache using a sitemap.
A pregnancy twitter service that would direct-message you child development information in the first person.
A silent radio station
A community-designed idea for what a council site could be like