Designed by Deeplocal, Like Belt, is one interesting prototype to watch out for. Enabled with NFC Android phone, the Like Belt uses RFID chips installed in physical places to post ‘likes’ Facebook and also add friends. The video below shows how it actually works.
Like Belt is open source and to make it you can get the code from GitHub and follow the instructions on http://www.likebelt.com/
It looks like fun but the thrusting to get a ‘like’ is really hilarious and one can probably tie the belt sideways to avoid the embarrassing actions of getting a ‘like’ in public.
Such an idea can be useful at public events like music festivals, exhibitions at museums and even theme parks to promote the event on Facebook and get ‘likes’ and also let people add each other as Facebook friends at the venue itself. In terms of convenience an RFID wrist band seems to be a better option but the Like Belt will last longer & be easier to maintain.
If you end up making a Like Belt don’t forget to share your experience. Follow Deeplocal on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/deeplocal