baaria chaudhary

mixed reality artist | storyteller | postcard maker

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Built a designing and prototyping tool for the visually impaired, combining the built-in ridges and overall simplicity of Lego blocks with a camera and code to capture and translate the physical design into a digital format that is easily shareable. Built using Unity and Processing OpenCV software.

Winner of HackNYU 2016, Assisted Technology Track.

  • collaborators: david santiano + dylan crow
  • tools: unity3d, processing
  • made for: hacknyu 2016
  • project date: february 2016

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The user first constructs their model in the physical world, using lego blocks. A camera above the workstation captures the data and sends it to the computer.
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The Processing OpenCV library recognized the legos being placed on the board and sends that data to Unity, which then constructs the 3D model accordingly.
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