YRS Projects 2015

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Intelligent Elephant Alarm Clock

Easily the most well known project to come out of the Red River centre was the Intelligent Elephant Alarm Clock. Designed by our three youngest participants, this alarm clock uses traffic and weather data to help you make the most of each morning. If that isn’t enough for you, the sleep functionality of the app plays a series of increasingly agitating animal sounds to get you out of bed on time. While the team didn’t win the ‘Should Exist’ category, they did manage to get into the final four. Website GitHub Clock HF80tCG0tls_7U9CrfO7NJteggXK599B4SLI53IkJaQ

Endangered Extinct Animals

The Endangered Extinct Animals (EAA) website was designed to promote the adoption of rare and endangered species worldwide. By plotting data they found online, the team were able to map every country in the world and list the number of endangered species living there. Combined with a link to sponsor each of the world’s most endangered animals, the team hoped it would boost sponsorship rates worldwide. While EAA did not make it to the second round, the team did get a special mention from the judges. Demo JzopVvmoghteGA16PcngULk_Qf25VIR6EeEIWvsRe2s Screen_Shot_2015-07-30_at_13.36.14


Designed entirely by one participant, CrimeSpot is an online application designed to map crimes committed in your area. While it didn’t win any awards, we think that taking data from data.police.uk, hosting it in a MySQL database, plotting the data on the map, assigning custom Google Maps marker Icons and integrating the Clockwork API for SMS notifications was technically impressive for 4 days work. Defiantly one to watch out for! Demo Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 16.03.21 Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 15.56.10

Chicken Walker

The Chicken Walker app is one of those projects that brings joy to the faces of everyone you show it to. Based on KFC’s location data for their stores, this unique app lets you select items from their menu and will calculate how many times you have to walk between your house and the local store to burn the calories off. Not only did the team receive praise from the YRS judges, our local MP Jeremy Quinn described it as ingenious on his visit last week. Demo wI9LlWVmXCzpESoEe8Lvxc3j_rwPN4yPzb_-oZZWXAg Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 15.54.10


The idea behind Tuta was to make route planning in and around London more reliable. By entering your current location and your destination, Tuta will show the user live feeds for every traffic camera they will encounter on their journey. Currently the system only supports cameras listed on the Transport for London API; however the team were looking to expand this in the future. Demo (not currently working) screenshot Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 16.28.50

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