Excel yourself!

Take a selfie with your webcam and download it as a spreadsheet

Now while the vast majority of you think this is a brilliant idea, I imagine some of you are probably wondering 'Why?'

I'm a fan of Festival of the Spoken Nerd. During their performance of Full Frontal Nerdity, Matt Parker talked about spreadsheets, how pixels work and how an image could be considered to be a giant spreadsheet. He made a tool that allowed you to upload a photo, then a couple of seconds later, that photo would be turned into a spreadsheet with red, green and blue rows. That spreadsheet used Excel's conditional formatting, which apparently doesn't work with OpenOffice. So I made one that set the fill colour of each cell instead.

Matt's converter is here. It allows you to upload a photo rather than using your webcam.

I thought it was going to take me about 3 hours to make. 2 days later, here we are.

An open source project by @danielthepope