BOOM = Bits on our Minds. It’s an annual event hosted at Cornell University by the faculty of Computing and Information Science. It’s a really awesome event, and every year I look forward to attending and checking out the dozens of amazing projects that students have developed. This year, I was encouraged by a previous professor to submit the SudoGlove Control System to BOOM, a project that I had developed with three fellow students in his class last Spring. As usual, I got overly excited about submitting the project, so I turned in the materials very early. Lucky me, Cornell sent out a press release, and before I knew it, the SudoGlove was featured on CNET News! I also took the opportunity to revisit the system we had developed a year ago, and add new features like a music synthesizer and visual display (I’ll post about those soon).
We also won the Bank of America Award at BOOM. I’m pretty sure the only requirements for winning the award were that they reps from Bank of America happened to think our project was cool. My favorite part of the whole experience was getting to talk to the kids from local schools who came visit the showcase – they all seemed genuinely interested in the technology.
You can download the arduino code, schematics, laser cutting files, etc for the glove controller here.