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Update: Techcrunch hackathon disrupt

We finished giving our pitch on stage (and on a live online feed) to thousands of fellow developers and designers, as well as the media, judges, and the general public. Rick did an excellent job describing the appeal of the Photo Bot in under 60 seconds while Sophie demo’d the app on stage.

Watch our demo here.

Here’s the collage taken from the stage:

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Techcrunch Disrupt Hackathon 2013

We’re showcasing a PhotoBot app at the Techcrunch Hackathon. We developed an Android app that functions the same way that our previous PhotoBot did. It is mobile, inexpensive to set up, and easy to use. After 24 hours straight of coding, building a physical photobooth, graphic design, learning about the Dropbox API, and figuring out how to print wirelessly we had a functioning app!

People love photobooths, but it sucks to set one up. Either you waste a lot of time building a Frankenstein booth that breaks halfway through the party, or you pay thousands of dollars for a one-time photobooth rental that still breaks halfway through the party. PhotoBot will change that, providing high convenience and quality at a low cost. We’ve developed a simple Android app that allows the Admin to select custom green screen backgrounds to create a truly unique experience for the User. Now everyone can enjoy their own photobooth!

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See here for details: PhotoBot: How it works

Maker Faire Recap

Maker Faire was amazing and exhausting at the same time. We worked at our booth in the Expo Hall the whole day, and ended up handing out more than 3,000 business cards for the D.Bug Model Kits!! Lots of people loved the D.Bugs and some even wanted to buy the apron (if you are one of them, contact us!). Here are some pictures from both days.

6:30 AM arrival on the first day. Got a great parking spot, woohoo!

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Here’s our booth before the crowd arrived in the morning.

Sean and Melisa pose with the robot masks!

We demonstrated how the Cookie Bot works.

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Photo Bot was also a big hit! “4…3…2…1…Excellent!”

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We even received Maker Faire Editor’s Choice award!

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Stayed tuned for a post on the most amusing Photo Bot pictures.