We saw the opportunity to combine two really awesome pieces of hardware for even more awesomeness, so we attempted it.
How it works
The Sphero uses a "Chariot," that holds an Android phone. We then use directional sensors on the Oculus to control the Sphero's acceleration and direction, while live streaming video from the Android phone to the Oculus for a fully immersive experience for the user.
Challenges we ran into
At first, the goal was to create an iOS app, but streaming video was a relatively low-level (requiring multi-threading) task that we did not have the knowledge to accomplish.
We didn't have a person on the team that knew how to use the Oculus.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Learning to use Oculus, streaming video from Android to Oculus, and more.
What we learned
Oculus and (a bit of) Android development