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Sep. 16, 2011

Tasty QR Codes by NYC Resistor

by Leslie Taylor

You know QR codes? Those square barcodes used in advertisements that one can scan with a cell phone to learn more about a company or get a discount? Well the folks of NYC resistor, a hacker collective with a shared space located in downtown Brooklyn, challenged themselves to make their own QR code out of food! On their blog they explain:

The team that makes the most righteous, edible QR code that actually recognizes using google googles wins the prize.
Naturally, the prize started with “W” and ended with “affles” :)

From a customized waffle iron to a QR code composed of Jello, you'll be amazed at the techniques employed by the hackers.

In honor of Maker Faire NY, which took place September 17 - 18 at the New York Hall of Science, Kelly Maguire, a member of NYC Resistor, was on Science Friday last week speaking about the 'hackerspace' movement movement. You can listen in the player below.

About Leslie Taylor

Leslie is Science Friday’s Web editor. She has a background in oceanography and is passionate about getting non-scientists and young people to realize how cool science can be.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Science Friday.

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