Have you ever wanted to know how long something was, only to find out that you had no measuring tools nearby? Digital Distance solves the problem of
What it does
Measures distances between two points using the phone's accelerometer.
How we built it
Using opencv on a unbuntu virtual machine, we figured out a way to implement the leap motion and communicate data across two devices (phone to laptop) programatically. With dedication, hard work, and no sleep, anything was possible for us.
Challenges we ran into
Learning new libraries, like leap motion and kalman filter
Accomplishments that we're proud of
finished a working product in 36 hours
What we learned
Not everything works (even whene you try it 1000 times), and loking for different solutions is part of the problem solving technique
What's next for DigitalDistance
The current version is very messy in its design; the updated versions would need less wires and be completely portable.