TL;DR: If you’re @ NB, visit http://pegasus.noise:4444 on your phone or laptop and specify the text, image, gif, or video you want displayed on the Flaschen-Taschen… and it shall instantly appear!
Screenshot: FT Web desktop interface
(And yes, it’s responsive/looks ~good on mobile!)
Why FT Web?
Noisebridge should have a very beginner-friendly introduction to Noisebridge – one that enables people to use their phone as a remote control for their physical environment, in this case!
Instant coolness gratification within the first minute someone enters the premises == A Good Thing – no CLI tools/custom UDP protocol-speaking shtuff needed… but of course all that is still there for those who want to use it!
Looking for the perfect accessory to
a crime the Noisebridge tours you give? Tell newcomers to visit http://pegasus.noise:4444/ , or to visit https://pegasus.noisebridge.net then click Play, then specify the text or upload the image/gif/video they want to see – and up it shall show.
Code / Contribute!
Check it: https://github.com/elimisteve/ft-web . PRs welcome!
The repo has been forked to https://github.com/noisebridge/ft-web so it’s easy to find .
All zero unit tests pass .
Thank you to @hzeller for adding the
send-text -i <file> CLI arg so that I could securely accept user input without needing to worry about CLI injection crap!
Also, thank you to @metasyn for brainstorming with me about the various ways to do this. This solution may not be elegant, but it was quick to build and works great! (Rewriting some of the C++ CLI tools into Python would be cool.)
And a big thank you to @gaardn for encouraging me to follow through on this project idea; I’m glad we did .