The Gadget Show

400 not out!

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The Gadget Show presenters Craig Charles, Georgie Barrat, Jon Bentley and Ortis Deley, celebrated the 400th edition of the show, and after working with the team at Creode earlier in the year, called on us again to give them a hand.


Not only was it the 400th show, it was their 15th birthday, and ahead of the double celebration they asked us to create a technical and innovative solution that could be showcased during their landmark episode.


Working within the constraints of a tight deadline, we wanted to design a creative tech solution that had the ability to send images and sound to specific phone devices in a succinct and synchronised fashion, whilst at the same time engaging a television audience.


The final result was the creation of a three-storey cake, made from mobile phones which played sounds, images and scrolling messages, and allowed real-time communication.

To assist, a node JS application was developed with the accompanying server running on raspberry PI. The presentation was completed by an edible 3D cupcake which was printed and placed on top of the cake by a robotic arm.

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