What it does
When You Need Personal Space engages with the user by prompting a competitive introduction to flag semaphore. The user must follow the instructions on the page to complete as many flag signals as they can within 10 seconds. The user is prompted with a letter and a corresponding pose that they must recreate. As the user completes more rounds, they will develop muscle memory and think more quickly about each pose, eventually learning at least some form of flag semaphore. Who knows when they will need it?
How we built it
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of finishing this project 7 hours before it was due. As a result, we used the spare time to gamify the web application with a 20-second challenge mode during which the user must go through and try to match poses to letters as they can. Additionally, we created prop flags out of construction paper and pencils that were kindly provided by sponsors at the hackathon for a more realistic demonstration of the app.
What we learned
Aside from strengthening our machine learning application skills, we've learned a thing or two about flag semaphore!