Tracking Mirror is an interactive facial mirror where you can try your favorite facial parts / accessories / make-ups on your face.
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How might we create a joyful mixed reality experience which offers a recurring element of surprise?
Immersive Bar is a cocktail mixing game, with which player can choose from three ingredients, and pours them into a cocktail shaker. A combination of physical LED strip and Unity digital output on the computer screen will visualize the liquid level. Once the shaker is full, the computer mixes the cocktail and drinks it. The original cocktail is then rated by the computer.
The three ingredients are represented by SenseHAT-equipped Raspberry Pi boards. While pouring the ingredients, the pouring angle is detected. When an ingredient is being poured, the Sense HAT’s accelerometer detects the angle, and he angle values are sent to Unity via Spacebrew, which acts as a connecting interface. An LED strip - controlled by a fourth Raspberry Pi - in the shaker visualizes the liquid level. Once the shaker is full, a laptop computer - running Unity - mixes the cocktail and 'drinks' it before giving a rating. The whole setup is recorded by a camera and displayed on a screen.Close
We live in an environment which is surrounded by hazardous risk factors. While sunlight is beautiful, overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation can damage collagen fibers, accelerate aging of the skin, and even cause skin cancer. We can not escape from this environment, and it is hard to notice the unsafe level of these factors due to its invisibility.
Wild Nothing is an entity made for increasing awareness of environmental factors by eating invisible environmental data such as UV, temperature, air quality, and representing it as street data visualization.
Wild Nothing 156 captures environmental data while autonomously crawling the city, expressing the current environmental status by visualizing it on the street, taking different amounts of ink of different colors to represent the gathered data of each factor. Each color represents each environmental factor:
Wild Nothing 156 is controlled through an Arduino Uno. An ultrasonic sensor is used to detect the distance from an object. Using a servo motor, it constantly senses the distance over 180 degrees and avoids obstacles collaborating with DC motors & wheels to navigate the environment. Three peristaltic pumps are used to extract the colored ink from the ink pack and drop the ink on the street. The amount of ink is controlled by the levels of environmental data captured by the UV sensor, temperature sensor, and air quality sensor. Also, a fan is used to spread the ink after dropping it, to represent the data in a polar grid graph.
One of our challenges was to design the optimal form of the machine to compress those bunch of motors, sensors and ink bags to fit into one compact machine, so that it can move smoothly & autonomously obtaining the form from its own needs.Close
How might we make an electronic product with a positive glocal impact?
The Little K is an extension to your home kettle, which notifies you of the amount of water you need while filling the water into the kettle. This prevents the overfilling of water, saving the energy to boil the unused water.
97% of household in UK own kettle, and use it 7 times a day on average. On the other hand, 65% of UK tea drinkers admit to over-filling their kettles. One day of extra energy use from boiling kettles is enough to light all the street lights in UK for a night.
We conducted qualitative interview with kettle users, then noticed the tendency to overfill mainly comes from the uncertain of:
-number of cups of water being served
-size/shapes of cup will be used
Also, all of interviewees agreed to pour the leftover water down the drain, after the certain period of time passed from the first boil.
Avoid over-filling of water by notifying with sound & lights when 1 cup / 2 cups / 3cups of water is filled. The Little K changes its colors / tones as the amount of water increase.
Facilitate re-use of the left water by notifying with user by lights. When the user bring up the kettle from the boiler parts, The Little K shows how many cups of water is still left in the kettle.Close
Due to the over population and heavy carbon footprint around world, drastic change in the global climate will occur in the near future.Most cities in coastal area will be covered by the risen sea water, forcing billions of people to relocate.
Adaptive Protective shelter is designed for the people who will be forced to relocate to another location on foot, due to climate change in the coming future. It can be used by all kinds of migrants, be it individuals or families.
The core feature of the shelter:
Biomimicry is an innovation approach that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies.In order to use nature as a design mentor, we first clustered the relevant mentors and abstracted the biological strategies they used to protect themselves from the environment.
Here are the overview of the strategies we found from nature mentor:
Milk Stirring machine is to help you drink a coffee without manual stirring of milk or sugar.
This prototype uses Arduino with light sensor & DC motor. The motor starts circulating depending on the brightness around the sensor, which is embedded under the milk pod.Close
LUPE is an educational app designed to help children build their vocabulary and speaking skills. The app has two modes: the first introduces new words, and the second tests the child’s knowledge.
To start off, the user opens the app to take a picture of an object they want to identify. The app scans the object, recognizes it, then teaches the child its name. As they continue to use the app and scan more and more words, the user builds up a history they can easily return to for review.
Pulling from the scan history, the app generates a comprehension test that helps the user retain the vocabulary they’ve learned. The app is designed to pull from out physical world into the digital space.Close
In our everyday life, we tend to breath bad quality air without noticing, partly because it is invisible.On the other hand, breathing bad air can destroy your health – it can cause shortness of breath, increase in fatigue, aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions, and even affect your heart system. Air pollution can be extremely hard to detect, especially indoors. People can sit indoors for long hours and breathe bad air without knowing it.
Mechanical Lung is an entity made for creating awareness of air quality by reading the air and expressing it with the lung’s shape & color & smoke, in a silent and unobtrusive way. It is built for indoor environments, where it sits quietly and indicates the current quality of the air.
Mechanical Lung will tell you the current air quality level by changing its behavior according to the air quality level.
There are three levels of air quality:
Mechanical Lung 156 is controlled through an Arduino Uno. The circuit consists of two fans, one used for contracting and one for expanding. Both the fans are connected through transistors to higher voltage power sources so they can run optimally. There is also a relay connecting a hacked e-cigarette. The smoke component of the e-cigarette was taken out and controlled through the Arduino, which was used to turn it on or off through a relay. Moreover, there is an air quality sensor that detects the Carbon Dioxide parts per million in the air and responds accordingly. Finally, there is an RGB LED strip inside that lights up based on the condition of the air. All of these components were held together on a base and turned upside down to get the final outcome of a breathing, mechanical lung, as can be seen in the video.Close
“What do you want to do when you grow up?” Most people don’t have clear answer for this very popular question, and most people struggle to find any clues to find the answer.
The “Life Discovery” will help those younger people find their own future paths, by showing a real life story of a person who has similar personal traits or experience with them. Due to the similarity, it is easier to reflect that life story against his/her personal path, encouraging them to pursue the life they want. This prototype was created with 5 team members during a 2-day Hackathon with 180 participants, and this service won the 1st prize in the Hackathon.Close
“How might we shift Copenhageners' behaviour towards better health and ‘glocal’ sustainability?”
We conducted in-depth interviews, synthesized findings from the interviews and desktop research, and created themes by clustering stories
The team chose to focus on two aspects of the foodscape:
An important facet of both solutions was scalability – both were designed to start at the individual or community level, but adapt to national/global levels of growth, in keeping with UNDP Sustainability Goals.Close
“How might we translate negative emotion into positive productivity?”
Anger Translator is a Gmail plugin that transforms negative gestures into positives sentences that can be written in their work email. It utilizes machine learning technology to detect employee’s angry gestures and automatically offers some suggestions on input, hence stops any possible inputs that could potentially contain negative emotions.
The project was completed using ml5 to train three different gestures so that the machine could recognise each gesture and provide various corresponding text outputs for people to choose from.Close
“How might we train our body movement & voice to get a visual feedback?”
Build Your City let you build buildings, plant trees, and change weather based on our body & sound inputs. It recognizes your body & voice sound pattern by Kinect and Wekinator (machine learning software), and associates these patterns with visual outputs.
For example, when you raise your right arm, you will see the clouds in the sky. Similarly, when you clap your hand, you can produce rains, and when you kicks in the air, it destroys entire city.Close
“How might increase the awareness of the risk of digital world?”
“Data is the new oil” is one of simple mantras for the modern world. It is said that the value of data has exceeded the value of oil in recent years, and big technology companies have huge influence on the world economy & politics. The challenge here is peoples' awareness on how their data is captured and used, after "agreeing" on the terms & conditions.
Fakebook helps you aware of how your data will be used and influences you.
First, your "anonymous" data such as browser cookie, device id, hashed email address, would be connected with 3rd party data, which means your data could potentially be connected with not only your overall online data but also your offline data. The data network behind it is so complex that no single entity can destroy it anymore.
Second, your newsfeed will be filled with bunch of biased information, which are "tailored to you" by the algorism developped by tech comapnies mainly in US for mainly ad-optimization. It makes it easy for you to conclude what you see is everything happening in the world, but in reality, it is just a tiny fraction of what is happening in the real world.
Third, as a result of biased information you'll see everyday, your choice will be largely affected. It is now widely known that the recent big political campaigns in the world also utilized the power of data, and it has big influence on whoever has "persuadable" mindset.
You can access Fakebook and try yourself
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