QR Codes & Patents
Scanning QR Code With Mobile
The project brief was to allow a user to scan a QR code etched into perspex to be scanned by a phone and dynamically route the user to information about that invention.
An example of one scan shows the user being redirected to the actual patent and it's description.
QR Codes Created And Etched Into The Patent Wall
The system had to read created ID's by an administrator and create the QR Code image dynamically on the system. The perspex manufacturer then downloaded those QR Codes and etched onto the tiles.
The Perspex company could always obtain the image by downloading from the Django portal. The portal allowed different resolutions and simple tools to manage downloads. Using any other technology would have been an expensive task for what is considered a minor project.
Here the wall can be seen fully assembled with the codes etched onto the titles.
A Tile Being Scanned With The Camera On A Typical Mobile
Using a Django web framework allowed Noisy Atom to quickly prototype solutions for our client Vodafone. We had to quickly trial the system using different QR Code resolutions to ensure this could work with the sizes of perspex and on a number of handsets.
It allowed us to control not only routing but to re-route dynamically if Vodafone wanted to supply a richer piece of content for a particular invention. In other words, to route that ID to a piece of CMS content on the portal. This could allow an inventor to maintain their own content that could be viewed on the wall.
This image shows a mobile user selecting a tile to scan.
The Patent Wall Showing Innovation By Noisy Atom
Key to the project was working with suppliers. And being able to react quickly to changing needs due to limitations in other secondary systems. To quickly test and feedback changes to the system design were imperative due to the number of unknowns.
The Patent Wall is an example of innovation and creativity. Noisy Atom not only delivered a solution but worked with external companies and crafted a system that worked - tailored to the needs of Vodafone.