Interesting use of QR Codes in the classroom. Create QR Code text quizzes, no internet connection required! I tried it out, works very well, try it out here; QR Treasure Hunt Generator
German Cinemas let people experience how homeless people feel in winter – live at the movies. They turned dow the air conditioning and let people donate using QR Codes on the blankets! (1:28 in the video)
Brazil’s largest youth and student travel organization Central de Intercâmbio has a print campaign running showing flags of the world composed from QR Codes. The idea is that students can cut out the ads and use them as pocket travel guides. The large QR Code in the Spanish flag below resolves to a mobile site with comprehensive information on the city of Madrid.
Source: 2d code
The Dutch company LogoBorduurstudio have produced a YouTube video of a computer controlled embroidery machine creating a QR Code. The company based in Barneveld, The Netherlands will embroider a QR Code on either an item of clothing you send them or on any item from their range of casual and work wear. The QR Codes measure 6cm square without a border and 7cm square with a border. It costs $65 but I would guess that there is a significant amount of setup time involved. I had some excellent printed t-shirts made at Zazzle.com
To mark their 10,000th Marine Stewardship Council, a sustainable seafood watch group, certified sushi dish, Moshi Moshi took up the challenge to make a QR code out of sushi to tell their certified sustainable seafood story. The video chronicles their many failed attempts to create QR codes out of everything from green tea powder to squid ink. The video shows how they finally did it, and tells more about the QR coded sushi on their menu for 2013.
Barcode artist Scott Blake has created a 12×9 foot mosaic portrait for the launch of the popular PC, Xbox and PlayStation game Hitman HD: Trilogy.
The portrait of Agent 47, the game’s primary character is created from almost 10,000 UPC barcodes from the game box and also includes some hidden QR Codes.
Scanning the UPC codes provides information on where users can buy the game and scanning the QR Codes unlock artwork and video trailer.
The portrait can be seen at 699 3rd Str., San Francisco.
My local TV station WZZM 13 created an iPad app and a simple QR code to download the app while watching TV!
Here is my black WZZM 13 app Qr Code with logo!
On a black background this QR Code may need a small white border to outline the quiet zone for optimal scanning.
QR Codes are on the sidewalks in the Gangnam District of Seoul, Korea, the country’s fashionable neighborhood mentioned in the music video sensation “Gangnam Style”. Four are installed in Garosu Street in Sinsa-dong and another four are set up near the COEX building in Samseong-dong. The QR codes were placed on the pavements last Thursday. By scanning the on-ground QR code with a smartphone, people will be able to access information about tourist spots in the vicinity, including shopping and dining facilities.
The two foot square QR Codes lead to a mobile site. The information on the mobile website is identical to that included on printed pamphlets and in brochures The QR codes at the COEX and Garosu Street provide information in English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Lego has announced its new Lego Mindstorms EV3 platform.
Lego Mindstorms EV3, expected in the second half of 2013 for US $349, features robust programming and expansion capabilities. Powered by the new Mindstorms EV3 Intelligent Brick, the kit will have new Linux-based firmware, an SD slot, a USB port, and a new infrared sensor. One of the parts of the new kit is the Intelligent Brick which shows a QR Code that is linked to a non-obile friendly website with a description of the Everstorm robot. The video on the site requires Flash 9, not mobile phone friendly!