Everyday thousands of flights land safely in American airports without any sign of danger. In complete oblivion, passengers board aircraft bestowing complete trust in their pilots, crew, and supporting staff. However, one job is often forgotten, yet it is arguably the sole reason modern aviation can exist. Twenty-four hours a day, air traffic controllers ensure aircraft can safely take-off, travel, and land by carefully spacing aircraft in one of the most fast-paced workplace environments imaginable.
What it does
Sporadic Systematic Supergraphic Air Traffic is a simple, elegant, platform for people who know nothing about air traffic controllers, to see into their everyday life, and experience the challenges and difficulties involved with ensuring the safety and security of airplanes. It includes a 3D interactive world, built in Three JS where individuals get the opportunity to direct airplanes, and control their flight paths. The majority of the project was built completely using js.
How we built it
Some of our key milestones were: Getting the initial three.js background rendering going Adding our first plane on the screen Gaining control of plane movements by issuing commands Getting help labels to finally show up Integrating voice input through Annyong Implementing an interactive console Having the application vocally responding to you through IBM’s Text-to-Speech API