I worked on building the hardware for the Alumi-Moti. I helped with the actual building of the project and the capacitor plates. They work similarly to how a touch screen works. Your hand motion is tracked by the disrupted energy. I also handled the business side of the project (ie presenting it, pricing strategies, comparing it to similar products) seeing as business is a passion of mine. Our team overall worked very well together and we all contributed a lot to the project. We all had vibrant personalities as well so it was easy to stay awake and keep ourselves entertained during our creation of this project.
The biggest problem we had is when Avin and I realized why it wasn't working. It wasn't grounded. We were up until 2 am on the Saturday night until we finally got it working and took a well deserved break. This was my first hackathon and it was awesome. We also met a ton of great people!
Eventually we would like to see the Alumni-Moti as a cheap alternative to 3D motion sensing products. We will have to polish up our product and make it easily distributable. We want to add in options to use it as a mouse where you can left click or right click. The possiblities are endless!
Unfortunately during our presentation to the rest of hackathon, it was difficult to display our successes because Ibrahim's laptop would not connect to the projector. Besides the challenges we overcame, the weekend was a great one!