Impulse

The Impulse was created as my team’s final project for Principles of Engineering in our sophomore year. It is a special device capable of sensing movement in six degrees of freedom, as well as providing force feedback in those directions. We wrote a simple game to showcase the device's capabilities. In the game, users stack three blocks. The Impulse not only allows the users to move the blocks freely, but it also allows the user to feel collisions in the game. The Impulse is a rotary stewart platform made using modified hobby servo motors. The servos act as both the actuators driving the platform and the potentiometers used to determine the platform position. This project was completed in 8 weeks by a team of 5 students. I was the project manager and responsible for system integration, game development and feedback control.

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