What it does
It has a potential to make any kind of surface smart. It uses an advanced knock detection technique and also distinguishes between a knock patten and something thrown at it .
How we built it
The brains of Surface are handled by INTEL EDISON, which makes it a IoT Enabled device. The knocking of the sensor is detected via an Accelerometer and as usual alot of coding makes it a potential market product.
Challenges we ran into
Detecting the knocks out of accelerometer was a big challenge and then distinguishing the patterns.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Achieving those knocks on the surface precisely and for a very vast distance is a commendable accomplishment we made.
What we learned
Aside from hardware skills we learned coding out for advanced and precise algorithms.
What's next for Surface
Maybe a product in near future.