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QR Composition

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ksapp82


quality posts: 7 Private Messages ksapp82

I don't get it, is it suppose to be the smartphone thingy and a composition notebook?

woot.com = 11 woots
shirt.woot = 31 woots
sellout.woot = 3 woots
kids.woot = 4 woots
home.woot = 2 woot
Shirt Trades/Sold = 7/9

amnewsboy


quality posts: 48 Private Messages amnewsboy

Before anyone asks - no - nothing happens if you scan this shirt with a QR reader.

DMDrew812


quality posts: 1 Private Messages DMDrew812

I was ensaddened when my barcode scanner failed to pick up anything :|


Craps since first woot (July 2006): 4

zedarflight


quality posts: 2 Private Messages zedarflight

Was anyone else's first impulse to see if the barcode looking thing went anywhere?

acekoolus


quality posts: 1 Private Messages acekoolus

Raise your hand if you tried to scan this with your droid and it didn't work?

~raises hand~

mechanized


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mechanized

Unscannable.
No dice.

FrodoBaggins


quality posts: 0 Private Messages FrodoBaggins
amnewsboy wrote:Before anyone asks - no - nothing happens if you scan this shirt with a QR reader.



Well I am glad to know I'm not the only one who tried :-P

dartmoose


quality posts: 4 Private Messages dartmoose

great for some late back to school shopping

ksapp82


quality posts: 7 Private Messages ksapp82

It would have been cool if it scan back to shirt.woot.com.

woot.com = 11 woots
shirt.woot = 31 woots
sellout.woot = 3 woots
kids.woot = 4 woots
home.woot = 2 woot
Shirt Trades/Sold = 7/9

Assassin15


quality posts: 161 Private Messages Assassin15

You should get a permanent marker and fill in your name, school, etc., so everyone can have a customized shirt!

PULL UP YOUR SKIRT, WE'RE ON A MISSION/
WE NEED A HERO, NOT A POLITICIAN - "Panhammer" by Phinehas

cclemone


quality posts: 4 Private Messages cclemone

I might have been interested if it actually scanned as something... I was disappointed when it didn't register anything.

tsfisch


quality posts: 39 Private Messages tsfisch

Seems to be a big omission that it doesn't work. It's not that hard to create stylized 'real' codes...

lonelypond


quality posts: 414 Private Messages lonelypond

Low tech high tech. Clever. Still pickup composition books occasionally; they're good for the "write" size projects.

hippie19


quality posts: 21 Private Messages hippie19

Jumping on the boat of disappointed people, if you make something look like a QR code, please please please make it scan to something.

marty88


quality posts: 0 Private Messages marty88

dont get it, please someone explain!

kyrmada


quality posts: 1 Private Messages kyrmada

Sucks that this isn't a valid code... =P

StevieT


quality posts: 3 Private Messages StevieT

Does not scan, fail again shirt woot

JadenKale


quality posts: 181 Private Messages JadenKale

I swear I had one of these for just about every class I had in school. The nuns were strict about composition for code class... you know, on those old Apple 2e's back in the day?

Awww, I've gone and made myself sad.

DianaSprinkle


quality posts: 112 Private Messages DianaSprinkle

I keep seeing a face, the top squares look like eyes and the lines are some sort of mouth. So weird.

serf


quality posts: 0 Private Messages serf

I was hoping this would be a linear algebra joke.

That probably isn't a good sign.

javier09


quality posts: 1 Private Messages javier09

It would be fun to buy just so that random people try to scan it.

alexfierro


quality posts: 1 Private Messages alexfierro

I'd be interested in it if it scanned. I'll feel like an poooony when I wear this and people ask me "COOL! Where does it go when you scan it?"

... "Uh, nowhere it's not a real code. It's a fake code, but it kind of looks like a marble notebook."

ataustin


quality posts: 1 Private Messages ataustin

Does the QR code take you to a website that instructs people to say that the code doesn't take you to a website?

Some kind of QR-scanner inside joke, probably.

ear0wax


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ear0wax

Love how everyone feels the same.Great creativity but definitely loses point in the geek factor without a real QR code...Probably would have bought it.

five3zero


quality posts: 4 Private Messages five3zero

Would have pulled the trigger if the QR code actually worked. FAIL.

mswoozy


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mswoozy

When I scanned it, it came up as The Snow Whale (Paperback) for $69.95, but I think that was a fluke.

equazcion


quality posts: 65 Private Messages equazcion

A true geek wouldn't have even tried scanning it. QR codes need to be perfect squares; this is a rectangle. It's plain to see it wouldn't work.

Have you been eating that sandwich again?

harle85


quality posts: 6 Private Messages harle85
equazcion wrote:A true geek wouldn't have even tried scanning it. QR codes need to be perfect squares; this is a rectangle. It's plain to see it wouldn't work.



I thought the exact same thing! I couldn't believe so many people tried to scan it, it's obviously not a code :P Would be cool if it was though!

JadenKale


quality posts: 181 Private Messages JadenKale
five3zero wrote:Would have pulled the trigger if the QR code actually worked. FAIL.



Now, this is how this concept could have been taken that much further, making this tee EPIC instead of a FAIL:

It would have totally sold it for me had the QR code taken you to a story about an old, lonely composition notebook, once loved and written in by a child with a vivid imagination, only to have the child grow old and that book end up in storage for years... Then a young child finds it upstairs in the grandparent's attic, with a story left unfinished, and the child picks up where the grandmother/father left off...

The QR code could have linked to a video on youtube, or woot could have hosted it themselves. A "Storytelling Tee" would have made me buy a bunch.

5of0


quality posts: 3 Private Messages 5of0
equazcion wrote:A true geek wouldn't have even tried scanning it. QR codes need to be perfect squares; this is a rectangle. It's plain to see it wouldn't work.



I beg to differ:


Stick that in your QR scanner and decode it. A true geek would know that QR codes are built to be very error-resistant, so they can be pretty distorted/obscured and work just fine.

Now, I looked at it and noticed the lack of the fourth reference point in the lower-right and was sad - that, unlike non-squareness, is a dead giveaway - but tried scanning it anyway out of desperation and disappointment, because really, why would someone do this and *not* make it a real QR code? Sigh.

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Renratca


quality posts: 4 Private Messages Renratca
amnewsboy wrote:Before anyone asks - no - nothing happens if you scan this shirt with a QR reader.



And thats why im not buying it.

5of0


quality posts: 3 Private Messages 5of0
JadenKale wrote:Now, this is how this concept could have been taken that much further, making this tee EPIC instead of a FAIL:

It would have totally sold it for me had the QR code taken you to a story about an old, lonely composition notebook, once loved and written in by a child with a vivid imagination, only to have the child grow old and that book end up in storage for years... Then a young child finds it upstairs in the grandparent's attic, with a story left unfinished, and the child picks up where the grandmother/father left off...

The QR code could have linked to a video on youtube, or woot could have hosted it themselves. A "Storytelling Tee" would have made me buy a bunch.



See, as noted above, this would have been very possible, and I definitely would have bought the shirt had this been the case. But no...it's just a disappointment. Ah well.

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equazcion


quality posts: 65 Private Messages equazcion
5of0 wrote:I beg to differ:

Stick that in your QR scanner and smoke it. A true geek would know that QR codes are built to be very error-resistant, so they can be pretty distorted/obscured and work just fine.

Now, I looked at it and noticed the lack of the fourth reference point in the lower-right and was sad - which is a dead giveaway - but tried scanning it anyway out of desperation and disappointment, because really, why would someone do this and *not* make it a real QR code? Sigh.



You don't need a fourth reference point, but you do need a perfect square. There can be interruptions in the square that error-correction will eliminate for less gathered data; but even if distorted, the reference points do need to form a square, and can't contain MORE data in one dimension than the other.

(ps. the exception is the new iQR, which does work with rectangular codes, but hasn't been implemented much yet)

Have you been eating that sandwich again?

bluejester


quality posts: 559 Private Messages bluejester

For those of you wanting to scan barcodes, here are a few games with barcode scanning:

Barcode Bedlam

or, for you more esoteric types who like the weird and interesting:

Bars of Black and White

Renratca


quality posts: 4 Private Messages Renratca
5of0 wrote:I beg to differ:


Stick that in your QR scanner and decode it. A true geek would know that QR codes are built to be very error-resistant, so they can be pretty distorted/obscured and work just fine.

Now, I looked at it and noticed the lack of the fourth reference point in the lower-right and was sad - that, unlike non-squareness, is a dead giveaway - but tried scanning it anyway out of desperation and disappointment, because really, why would someone do this and *not* make it a real QR code? Sigh.



You are a hero. Woot reprint this shirt and give this man a sandwich!

iofthestorm


quality posts: 0 Private Messages iofthestorm

Oh wait, it *didn't* say QR Decomposition? Damn, linear algebra has infected my brain and I haven't even done it in years. I hope that was the pun that the artist was trying to go for though, otherwise I'm very disappointed.

pupyluvr


quality posts: 49 Private Messages pupyluvr

Oh... I get it.

If it really worked it would be Hella Cool.

There is a particular brand of notebook that has a cover like this and it looks kinda like a QR Code.

equazcion


quality posts: 65 Private Messages equazcion
5of0 wrote:I beg to differ:

Stick that in your QR scanner and decode it. A true geek would know that QR codes are built to be very error-resistant, so they can be pretty distorted/obscured and work just fine.

Now, I looked at it and noticed the lack of the fourth reference point in the lower-right and was sad - that, unlike non-squareness, is a dead giveaway - but tried scanning it anyway out of desperation and disappointment, because really, why would someone do this and *not* make it a real QR code? Sigh.



Also your example wouldn't work since the positional elements define the QR code's edges. Your outer black area would be ignored by the scanner.

Have you been eating that sandwich again?

5of0


quality posts: 3 Private Messages 5of0
equazcion wrote:You don't need a fourth reference point, but you do need a perfect square. There can be interruptions in the square that error-correction will eliminate for less gathered data; but even if distorted, the reference points do need to form a square, and can't contain MORE data in one dimension than the other.

(ps. the exception is the new iQR, which does work with rectangular codes, but hasn't been implemented much yet)



For those confused from the front page: I created an alternate version up above that does actually scan, I don't have a magic phone that can scan things that aren't QR codes. Here's my version, which you should be able to scan just fine:

Orrriginal post:
Umm, sorry, but did you try scanning the image I put up there?
My phone (with QR Droid) scans that without a hitch. It has to be a perfectly square grid of pixels, yes, but nothing says those pixels themselves have to be square. And in fact, there are mechanisms in the QR code precisely so that those pixels don't have to be square - because they almost never actually are. Almost no one takes a picture of a QR code exactly straight on, so the pixels will always be distorted and trapezoids - or, in this case, rectangles.

And of course the outer black area will be ignored (as well as the right black bar) - I want them to be! They're not part of the QR code! I repeat: grab the nearest smartphone and scan the thing. It works. I didn't just throw together a concept, I threw together a proof of concept.

And I'm pretty confident that (except for QR version 1), the fourth square is a crucial part of the format, but I don't know that for sure.

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