Monday, September 16, 2013

first draft capstone proposal

First Draft Proposal:

I plan to build a fuax-holographic interactive installation for the main purpose of education. The installation ideally would have the ability to change programs/software/games easily, be used as a single user or multiple user installation, as well as be developed for small and larger scales. The intended usage for education is to keep the attentions of young children, increasing their willingness to learn through fun and entertaining interactions while promoting strong hand and motor skills.
- As a side use for purely entertainment and art installations.

With all the technology and other distractions plaguing todays youths in the classrooms, it's no wonder they don't or can't pay attention for more than a short period of time, this is hurting our school systems and their educations.

All over our country we see declining school systems, for whatever reasons, funding, geography, etc. Kids aren't getting the educations they deserve. 

- I propose using multiple projectors along with a few mirrors and a screen of thin film or glass to create a virtual and interactive experience that will hold the attention of children and kids at heart. 
- Using a projector (up to 3) to create a background image that changes with the perspective of the viewer to create a real world 3D feel. 
- The holographic effect will be created based on a principle called 'Pepper's Ghost' dating back to the 16th century. This effect will be achieved using a projector, a mirror, and a screen to bounce the image off of. And then overlayed in front of the background image.
- Both holograph and background scenes can be projected and viewed in 3D (this will require 3D glasses)
- For both perspective changes and user input there will be a microsoft kinect. Possibly 2.

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