appX Cambridge 2012 Participants

appX Cambridge 2012 Participants

A few nice household tooling made in china images I found:

appX Cambridge 2012 Participants
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Image by bobfamiliar
From right to left…

Sam Prentice – PushButton was built during the MIT IAP (won ‘crowd favorite!’) – a Windows Phone app to help the mass market manage energy consumption for household devices

MIT Sloan
Tim Fu, CEO, Home Team Therapy
Home Team is developing a motivational web and Windows application which will assist patients and athletes with their home therapy programs. We’re creating a fun, engaging, and effective tool to help patients recover faster using the Kinect.

Alex Turland
Snake Hunter game

Natt Vernacchia – Scribe was built during the MIT IAP (and won ‘Best Overall!’). This project uses Kinect for large gesture recognition for people with limited mobility or fine motor skills.

Harvard Medical School, Harvard Unviersity
Annemarie Ryu
Alex Ryu

This Harvard team is building a Health app for the Imagine Cup’s Software Design competition and for implementation in the U.S., India, and China. Based on advising from health care professionals in all three countries and research on available apps, the team’s project is focused on fitness, combining social networking and health in an app to motivate exercise and healthy eating and combat rising rates of chronic disease.

Wellesley College
Taili Feng
Yu Mei Lay He (not pictured)

Ever worried about keeping loved ones informed during an emergency? How about staying updated in an earthquake? Or what will happen if you become incapable of seeking help?
The Earthquake App addresses these problems by providing a unified platform that educates the user before disaster occurs, notify loved ones and track the user during a crisis, and follow up with the user after the initial strike. It relays live-time condition and status of the user to their specified contacts in an easy-to-understand and informative way, while maximizes the user’s chance of acquiring help and provides the user with a peace of mind when dealing with the unexpected.

Developed by two undergraduate college students, the Earthquake App is a Windows Phone application inspired by our own experience and our passion to create technology that will enhance people’s everyday living.

Tufts University
Jason Cheng
Gregory Wong
Sean Chung
Xihan Zhang

This team is participating in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Software Development competition (integrating Azure) hoping to make the treatment of tuberculosis easier for patients.
To combat this problem, we plan to create a SMS-based automated alert system that will remind patients on a regimen to take their drugs or notify them of required checkups, along with an accompanying UI for medical staff to manage those patients, so that even those patients who cannot afford or have no access to personal caretakers will have a higher rate of success with their treatments. Because of the widespread availability of cell phones around the world, SMS is readily available and easily accessible, even in developing countries like India and Africa. We hope to harness this availability to create a service that could potentially have a great influence on TB treatment and save numerous lives.

Jennifer Lay
Jackson Fields (not pictured)
Gage Fleischer (not pictured)

The Yellowest of Submarines is a Windows Phone game built during the Global Game Jam.
Plays like the classic helicopter game, but you’re under water and there’s limited light. Use your sonar to avoid obstacles!

Harvard University
Blake Walsh

This application was created for my CS50 Final Project in Fall 2011 to provide a platform for unifying useful pre-existing Harvard services (mobile websites, shuttle tracker, dining hall information, etc.) along with several other utilities for added convenience (a unique simple calculator, unit converter, weather search). Also this application was created to facilitate the potential for future expansion – that it should be reasonably easy to add other pages (such as for maps and even more interactive options) and even generalize the concept for audiences larger than Harvard.

Michele Pratusevich – This project, Body Music, was built during the MIT IAP. This application helps people create music using Kinect

Shave Brush
household tooling made in china
Image by Canadian Pacific
When I first launched the "things NOT made in China" photo group, I was hoping to see household items not made in China. Needless to say, not too many things are not made in China these days.

Of the things still made outside of China, they’re mostly processed foods, heavy machinery like automobiles and airplanes.

I was quite delighted the other day, when I bought my first ever shave brush, to find out that it’s made in Italy!

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: South hangar panorama, including Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher seaplane, B-29 Enola Gay, among others

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: South hangar panorama, including Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher seaplane, B-29 Enola Gay, among others

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: South hangar panorama, including Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher seaplane, B-29 Enola Gay, among others
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Image by Chris Devers
Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher:

The Kingfisher was the U.S. Navy’s primary ship-based, scout and observation aircraft during World War II. Revolutionary spot welding techniques gave it a smooth, non-buckling fuselage structure. Deflector plate flaps that hung from the wing’s trailing edge and spoiler-augmented ailerons functioned like extra flaps to allow slower landing speeds. Most OS2Us operated in the Pacific, where they rescued many downed airmen, including World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker and the crew of his B-17 Flying Fortress.

In March 1942, this airplane was assigned to the battleship USS Indiana. It later underwent a six-month overhaul in California, returned to Pearl Harbor, and rejoined the Indiana in March 1944. Lt. j.g. Rollin M. Batten Jr. was awarded the Navy Cross for making a daring rescue in this airplane under heavy enemy fire on July 4, 1944.

Transferred from the United States Navy.

Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Division


Country of Origin:
United States of America

Overall: 15ft 1 1/8in. x 33ft 9 1/2in., 4122.6lb., 36ft 1 1/16in. (460 x 1030cm, 1870kg, 1100cm)

Wings covered with fabric aft of the main spar

Physical Description:
Two-seat monoplane, deflector plate flaps hung from the trailing edge of the wing, ailerons drooped at low airspeeds to function like extra flaps, spoilers.

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Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay":

Boeing’s B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Although designed to fight in the European theater, the B-29 found its niche on the other side of the globe. In the Pacific, B-29s delivered a variety of aerial weapons: conventional bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, and two nuclear weapons.

On August 6, 1945, this Martin-built B-29-45-MO dropped the first atomic weapon used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, Bockscar (on display at the U.S. Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio) dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Enola Gay flew as the advance weather reconnaissance aircraft that day. A third B-29, The Great Artiste, flew as an observation aircraft on both missions.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Boeing Aircraft Co.
Martin Co., Omaha, Nebr.


Country of Origin:
United States of America

Overall: 900 x 3020cm, 32580kg, 4300cm (29ft 6 5/16in. x 99ft 1in., 71825.9lb., 141ft 15/16in.)

Polished overall aluminum finish

Physical Description:
Four-engine heavy bomber with semi-monoqoque fuselage and high-aspect ratio wings. Polished aluminum finish overall, standard late-World War II Army Air Forces insignia on wings and aft fuselage and serial number on vertical fin; 509th Composite Group markings painted in black; "Enola Gay" in black, block letters on lower left nose.