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Guinness record attempt for world’s largest QR code

The world's largest QR code - Southern Resources recycling from above
The world's largest QR code - Southern Resources scrap metal recycling plant from above
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The world's largest QR code - Southern Resources recycling from above
The world's largest QR code - Southern Resources scrap metal recycling plant from above

A small group of technology hobbyists based in Charlotte, North Carolina are expected to break the Guinness World Record for the largest permanent QR code. The group, known as Hackerspace Charlotte, have painted a 10,000 sq. ft. QR code on the roof of a local scrap metal recycling building.

The current record for the world’s largest QR code is 180.94 sq. ft., held by Fiera Balzano Spa in Italy. Measurements of the QR code in Charlotte were sent to Guinness yesterday and should be validated by mid-November. Once approved, Hackerspace Charlotte would easily smash through the current world record.

At 10,000 sq. ft., each pixel is at least one square metre. The QR code is even big enough to be captured effectively by satellite imagery and will eventually be readable using Google Earth or Google Maps. Airplanes departing and arriving at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport will fly directly over the QR code so an inquisitive audience is guaranteed.

The only thing now that is still unclear is where the QR code directs its visitors?

The world's largest QR code in Charlotte, North CarolinaThe world's largest QR code in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Darren McCarra
Darren McCarra is co-editor of The Sociable. He has a keen interest in photography, all things mobile, and writing about technology and social media. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.