Starting with this year's HackHarvard theme of "reinventing the past", we were inspired to recreate a classic game that had us mesmerized in the past to mesmerize people in the present. In the spirit of today's interest in virtual reality and augmented reality, we decided to add an augmented reality twist to the old game of Pong. Moreover, as Canadians in America, we wanted to show our investment in America's political scene by adding a "presidential" twist to our game of Pong.
What it does
Using Leap Motion, we set the control of the paddles to interact directly with the gamer as opposed to indirectly through the keys. Integrating animations and sound effects to add to our presidential theme, we have made Pong Hub: Presidential Version into a battle not just between two paddles, but also between the two presidential candidates.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Most of our team had homework assignments due, upcoming midterms, and girlfriends to text back.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Finishing the homework assignments ..... and completing the project within the 36 hours.
What we learned
We learned how to balance sleep and work life... just kidding, we didn't sleep!
What's next for Pong Hub Presidential Version
We want to implement virtual as well, but were unable to do so because of lack of operating system compatibility. We also want implement other classic games with modern technologies.