I'm writing to introduce myself and also to look for collaborators...
I'm currently in graduate school for urban design/landscape architecture, and have a background in electrical engineering and science/technology education (at the Science Museum). I'm excited to get to know you all at TCMaker better... I've been wanting to make your acquaintance for a while and now have a project that might help me do that!
I'd like to pursue an idea I've had for a while, but need some help to do it. I'm interested in making a bus stop/shelter that responds to a bus before the bus comes into view, but not just with a boring LED screen and words and numbers, but rather with flickering, glowing lights that light up the whole corner!
I have some experience with circuits, programming and Arduino, but I think this project is going to go more into the realm of GPS and web programming, in order to tap into data on a Metro Transit feed. This is outside of my area of expertise, so I'm looking for a collaborator or two.
If this is something anyone would be interested in talking more about, drop me a note. I'm hoping to work on it pretty intensely over the holidays, hoping to have a prototype up and running by mid-January.