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53 Magic Wands Battle Game
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Jialin Sun
Manfei Wu
Shanoon Martin
Description: We will build a magic wand that has tri-axis gyroscopes and accelerometers inside to detect the movement of the wand. If the detected hand gestures fit with one of the spells, it will emit an ultrasound and the player hits by this will have his game blood level decreased (it works like in Harry Potter!). We also need a microcontroller that connect all of the wands to the game center which keep tracks of score and decode the spellā??s gesture (received wirelessly). Another main component in the project is an general receiver that can be connected to tablets for UI display to enable score tracking. Also, player has the freedom to input additional spells besides those already hard coded to the game, so having a LCD display will be helpful for this interaction.
Since the gameā??s components are easy to carry and our gesture detection are not limited the range of camera, it will be a fairly easy to carry game. There is no game like this in the market besides laser tag.

Laser Harp MIDI Controller with Musical Articulations

Yingxi Hai, Hanze Tu

Laser Harp MIDI Controller with Musical Articulations

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Electronic music concerts usually need eye-catching visual aids to create a certain atmosphere. Laser musical instruments is a great way to do this. We have been thinking of this project for a while and it was ECE445 that made this laser harp come true. The novelty of this project is that the harp-like laser device mainly focuses on playing articulations with laser and sensors, as a true universal MIDI controller, to control timbres that are synthesized or sampled. Articulations include piano/forte, vibrato, tremolo, and portamento. With the help of Professors and TAs, we learned how to pick right the components, design PCB, soldering, and program microcontroller. Those skills are not only useful in this class but also really important to electrical engineers. Also, we learned how to use individual strengths, combined with effective teamwork, in the pursuit of meaningful goals.

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