Our inspiration came from the countless times we have had to manually calculate the solution to a math problem.
What it does
InteGreat allows the user to take a picture of any mathematical formula and view the solution.
How we built it
We used optical character recognition to identify the mathematical formula and WolframAlpha's API to do the computation. We used Google Polymer for the front-end.
Challenges we ran into
We ran into some trouble with the optical character recognition, because it was hard to determine individual symbols and characters when they were close to one another.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to successfully recognize mathematical formulas and compute the solution. We were also able to implement a user-friendly UI.
What we learned
We learned how to use Google Polymer to build a seamless UI along with Python, Flask, and OpenCV for the back-end.
What's next for InteGreat!
We plan to expand the application to add caching of previously entered formulas.