Digital Da Vinci Award

BlinkIT: Virtual Reality Blink Detector

Quadriplegic Communicator Using Blink Detection Interfaced with Virtual Reality Damini Agarwal (MS Biomedical Engineering, 2017) BlinkIT is a quadriplegic communicator that uses blink detection interfaced with virtual reality to create a more affordable, immersive and comfortable communication environment for non-vocal, non-gesture based communication. Custom designed modular blink detection hardware detects right and left…
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RoboJay

Campus tours are one of the most effective ways to showcase JHU to potential students. With assistance from the Office of Admissions, “RoboJay” will guide tour groups, starting from its charging station in Mason Hall, through the beginning portion of the JHU Undergraduate Tour, focusing on the robots that live…
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Interactive Floor Projection System

The interactive projection system prototype displays images on the floor that are responsive to the movement of people through the environment. The movement of the objects on the floor triggers different animations that “follow” the person, creating an interactive experience with the students. The team leveraged a Java API endpoint…
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Nathan Towles and Evan Reynolds: Synesthesia Project

The goal of this project is to create an immersive, live, musical performance piece that provides the means to not only engage an audience’s auditory senses, in the traditional manner through the sounds, but also their visual senses through tightly-coupled, vibrant, visual displays. The design of Synesthesia was inspired by a combination…
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Hopkins Baja: Scale Model Body Panel Design

Hopkins Baja SAE, a group of undergraduate engineering students (an car enthusiasts) build a car from scratch and take it to competitions with other university teams each year. For the past two years, body panels for the Hopkins Baja SAE team car have been designed in a Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) program….
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Origami Cosmic Web

In the current, observationally successful picture of how the Universe developed, there is an origami analogy that is helpful in understanding the formation of the “cosmic web” arrangement of galaxies. The cosmic web is the cellular, foam-like arrangement of galaxies in the Universe; they line the edges of vast voids….
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Electric Skateboard with Weight Difference Sensing

Electric skateboards are not uncommon, and hand based throttle systems make up the majority of eboards on the market. While some eboards have an acceleration switch on the board that is activated by stepping on it, the weight-difference-sensing eboard design featured here offers advantages over the typical foot-actuated design. By…
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Project Jetsons

The goal of this project is to create an automated cooking machine capable of preparing user-specified recipes. The design is a counter-top machine to tackle the most basic (yet common) cooking tasks. The user selects the recipe, prepares the ingredients, fills individual dispensing compartments, and presses the start button. The…
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Intro to Computer Music

  An Arts Innovation Grant funded this Intro to Computer Music Class, run in the fall of 2011. Taught by Dr. Mark Lackey under the Peabody at Homewood department, the DMC hosted labs for the course. Students learned about the history and aesthetics of computer music and had creative assignments…
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Interactive Soft Sculpture

In April 2011, a group of students created soft sculptures with interactive circuits for display in the Soft Circuits gallery show at Transmodern 2011. The sculptures were hand sewn from cotton fabric, dyed and natural wool, hand spun yard, and filled with batting. Battery operated circuits were created with conductive…
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