Our inspiration was popular game shows and their ability to captivate audiences and players. We figured we can use the Hack-A-Box to incentivize problem solving.
What it does
Players can sign up to try and hack the box! Once they sign up, players compete to solve a series of problem solving questions. Whichever player completes the race will then be able to unlock the box using face recognition.
How we built it
With blood, sweat, tears, and MongoDB.
Challenges we ran into
We were not able to find an easy to use coding problem API so we were forced to make certain things from scratch. Likewise, using MongoDB Stitch for the first time made it somewhat difficult for our back-end to be built.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The front-end looks amazing, the face recognition works, and our back-end required a lot of grit to get through.
What we learned
We learned how to incorporate many moving parts software wise with the literal moving parts of hardware.
What's next for Hack-A-Box
Next is polishing the physical box and the software and trying to implement this in our CS program at FIU