In terms of Inspiration, we wanted to make an average person's life easier, through the use of simple hand gestures. This small-scale project could be a prototype for something that can be used in the real world. For example, controlling your device by simply using your hands.
What it does
This product uses hand gestures to pause/play, increase/decrease volume and rewind/forward a video.
How we built it
By using hardware such as Ardiuno UNO, wires, and two utrasonic sensors with the integration of software including java and python
We built our project by using hardware such as Arduino UNO, wires, and two ultrasonic sensors. Furthermore, we used python and Arduino IDE (java) to combine the hardware and software portion of this project.
Challenges I ran into
- Distances of the motions to be detected were a bit off
- Couldn't find the correct port on the Aduino IDE
- Python code wasn't working becuase we didnt have the packages installed (pyautogui, pillow, pyserial)
- One of our Arduino UNO wouldn't power up
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We were able to pause/play by placing hands infront of the sensors, increase/decrease volume by moving our right hand inwards and outwards of the sensors and rewind/forward doing the same, but with the other hand(left).
What I learned
Combining hardware and software to build one, complete product.
What's next for iGesture
-Implement this on large-scale products such as television screens and small-scales ones such as mobile screens. -To make the distance ratio more accurate for increasing/decresing volume and rewinding/forwarding the video.