Side Projects and Hackathons
Sep 1, 2015 → Jun 1, 2017
Several Places, but mostly College Park, MD
I remotely organized a monthly meetup in Los Angeles, CA with over 250 members.
FeelVision is a navigation tool built for the blind, who would normally rely on using white canes to walk. Using Leap Motion IR cameras and Pebble Smartwatch haptic feedback, we introduce a cane-free navigation environment while giving the blind ability to recognize what is in front of them through computer vision technology.
This hackathon project won "Best Use of IBM Bluemix" at PennApps XII.
Pebble Smartwatchfor haptic feedback
Leap Motionfor infrared cameras
IBM Bluemixfor object detection and classification
VRoom-VRoom is an immersive user experience that integrates virtual reality via an Oculus Rift. The user controls a miniature vehicle trapped inside a tabletop maze with the objective of finding the treasure hidden at the center of the labyrinth.
This project won "Best Hardware Hack" at Hoya Hacks in Washington, D.C.
CSSto build the webpage
Cardboardto build the maze (not software)
We found out that the Myo Armband did not have native Linux support - so we decided to provide it!
We reverse engineered the bluetooth protocol of the armband to provide a shared C library, libmyolinux, which allows the raw packet data to be interpreted and displayed to the user.
This project won the Grand Prize at HackUMBC Fall 2014.
Pygameto build the interactive demo
Cto process packet data
Thalmic Myo Armbandto get gesture data
Hung an 8 foot tall paper-mache nose from the side of the Physics building.