I’m fascinated by how differently each of us processes information and comes to conclusions. I’m equally fascinated by how peer pressure and groupthink influences or outright changes a persons response.
So I wondered, what if I could build a machine that would give me the ability to ask questions to groups of anonymous and random crowds? It would need to be un-intimidating (simple) and in an environment free of peer pressure or other external influences.
This project is my MVP to the challenge, I call it the Mobile Vote Box. For my first experiment I asked a simple yet passion invoking question.
“What pizza is better, Chicago style or New York style?”
I placed the Mobile Vote Box in random places around Chicago and Las Vegas.
Adafruit FONA – Mini Cellular GSM Breakout – SMA Version – v1: Ring, Ring! Who’s that callin’? It’s your breadboard! Introducing Adafruit FONA MiniGSM, an adorable all-in-one cellular phone module that lets you add voice, text, SMS and data to your project in an adorable little package.
This module measures only 1.75″x1.25″ but packs a surprising amount of technology into its little frame. At the heart is a GSM cellular module (we use the latest SIM800) the size of a postage stamp. This module can do just about everything. This version has an SMA connector. For the uFL version, click here! (read more)
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.