The statues in New York are talking, but what are they saying?
NEW YORK TALKING STATUES
Want to test it? - Go right ahead the sign below is active!
The sign below is from the first Talking Statues project in New York and you will hear Peter Stuyvesant talk. In order to test it, you need to download a QR scanner on your smartphone, if you don't already have one already. Otherwise, visit Google play or iTunes, you will find many different versions there for free.
When you have a QR scanner on your phone you simply scan the code below to see how it works.
Here is what will happen in the process which goes very quick
1) Scan the code - the scanner recognized the code
2) There will appear 1-2 circular flags with the word "Start" under them. Press start.
3) A spinning icon appears for a few seconds
4) The phone rings
5) Accept the call by pressing the green button
NB! you need an internet connection to make it work
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Download a QR scanner
If you dont want to download a QR scanner you will find a web address on the sign at the statue - you can also just the we address into your smartphone browser and then it will work just as well. It is very easy...
By swiping the NFC chip and scanning the QR code, the system will be activated, and the User will receive a call from the statues in front of him/her. The User then has to decide if he/she wants to receive a phone call from e.g. Gandhi, who will then talk in a pre-recorded message about himself and his story. You can get a phone call from the first talking statue in the USA below.
Can I do it without a QR scanner? - Yes!
No electricity or power is needed. It only requires the User having Internet access on their cellphone and a QR-scanner installed. It works on all smart phones such as iPhones, Windows Phones, Androids, etc., and on all tablets.
To scan a QR code you must have a QR reader/scanner (which can be downloaded for free) on your smartphone. The plastic sign at the statue will contain a QR code and then you just scan it and the statue will talk to you.