Calibration Tool Challenge

Help Us Test the Accuracy of Our Automatic Room Measurement Tool

Thanks for visiting our calibration tool feature swarm page.  A feature swarm, sometimes called a bug bash, is when teams recruit a bunch of people to use a feature to see how well it works, and iron out any kinks, before releasing it to the general public. 

The feature we're building and readying for public release is an automatic room measurement tool.  When it goes live it will work like this: take a photo with the calibration image as the "art" you want to place in a space.  Upload the photo to Drizl and we'll automatically figure out the size of the wall you're placing art into so you won't have to measure anything yourself. We think it will be pretty cool and save with some of the errors and quirks of the current manual process.

Using the manual calipers to measure something that is NOT the calibration image
Using the manual calipers to measure something that is NOT the calibration image (click the checkmark after you've place the calipers where you want to enter your dimensions)

We'll be figuring out the size of the room using a "classic" technique called machine vision.  To test our machine's vision, as it were, though, we need a lot of test data: at least 100 rooms, and ideally many more.  Hence this outreach.  We'd really appreciate it if you could take the time to upload one or more art spaces using the instructions below.  As a partial thank you, we're offering a 15% discount on any purchase (we have works of art worth up to $10,000, so 15% can be a significant savings) for all qualifying submissions.

What's a qualifying submission?  The video below goes into more detail with less cognitive load, but here's the summary:

  • Tape the calibration image as close to where the art would go (but don't hurt yourself if it's high up or hard to reach)
  • Take your photo from a "straight-on" perspective; we'll support multiple and angled-views eventually, but not just yet
  • Focus your photo on the calibration image (for your iPhone simply touch the screen where the calibration image appears); adjust brightness as you see fit (for your iPhone simply swipe up or down next to the focus box); see image at left
  • Use the manual calipers (see image at right) to measure something in the photo that is NOT the calibration image 
  • Create an Art Space (see below) for the size and placement of the art you would like to see there
Use the Artspace tool to create a box for the size and placement of the art you would like to see there
Use the Artspace tool to create a box for the size and placement of the art you would like to see there

Press "Finish" and you've got a qualifying submission. Thank you!  If you can create 5 really good submissions (good quality photo, good angle, focused calibration image), simply send us an email at calibrate@rc.drizl.co with a link to your submissions and we'll mail you back a coupon code good for one purchase at 15% off.

The videos below show how it can be done pretty quickly on both desktop and mobile devices. 

 

 

How to Upload a Room for the Crosscut Room Measurement Tool Challenge

You May Also Like