Reality Virtually Hackathon 2017

The Reality, Virtually, Hackathon brings together interdisciplinary minds to explore the application of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies for building new experiences. The VR and AR applications explore new areas such as AR and VR “for good”, AEC (architecture, engineering and construction), Film and Journalism, Healthcare and Medicine, Gaming, …

Web Game Design 2017

This summer in IDM-245: Web Game Design our students explored multimedia-authoring tools used to create interactive games designed to be played in a browser. Here are a few samples from this class Satellite Survivor by Phoebe Bostwick Play it here. Glass Castle by Axel Mortimer Play it here. Flower Flash …

Physical Web Student Projects

This summer we ran an Independent Study course titled “The Physical Web” where students learned to use an open approach to enable quick and seamless interactions between physical objects (via micro controllers) and web protocols. Here are the results of their studies: Web Controlled Pet Feeder by Martina Calluori Read …

Web controlled 8×8 LED Matrix

My goal for this project was to create a web page that could control an 8×8 LED Matrix. I picked up an arduino started kit from Amazon, and initiated the project by working through the 8×8 Led Matrix Tutorial that came with the kit. I found ygricks’s Pen ‘arduino custom chars …

UX designer/developer (Bootstrap/Angular experience desired)

POSITION: UX designer/developer (Bootstrap/Angular experience desired) COMPANY: enAbleGames enAbleGames is a Drexel-spinoff company. enAbleGames produces Active Video Games (AVG) delivered via a web portal to support physical therapy for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular conditions. LOCATION: Philadelphia REQUIREMENTS: Proficient with HTML, CSS, JS Knowledge of Web …

Internet Controlled Arduino LED via USB

In order to have an Arduino controlled by a web page without the use of an Ethernet Shield, it will require the use of multiple programming languages; HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, Processing, Arduino. in this example we created a web page using php that writes a 1 or a 2 …

SIGGRAPH 2017 as a Student Volunteer

by Su Pwint, IDM Class of 2019 This was my first conference experience as well as being a Student Volunteer at SIGGRAPH 2017. I couldn’t thank enough to everyone who supported and helped me throughout this incredible journey to experience as a student volunteer at the SIGGRAPH 2017 Los Angeles conference. …

IDM Display Case

We recently installed a display case in our hallways to feature historic interactive technologies, this coincides with our IDM-101 History of Web Development class where we discuss historic modes of connecting and designing for the web. Currently on Display: HTC Dream On October 2008, Google introduces Android 1.0 as featured …

What Does The Fox Say? (Arduino LCD Version)

So this week after completing the Arduino Starter Kit, Project 11: Crystal Ball with my Interactive Digital Media class, I was intrigued by the LCD screen and wondered how to create scrolling text. While the Liquid Crystal Library clearly documents the scrollDisplayLeft() function, this scrolls both lines simultaneously. So this …

Arduino Week 04

This week we started with Project 10: Zoetrope. Using a motor we created the illusion of motion similar to how animation was presented in the pre-movie era. Ultimately though, we earned how to start, stop and change the direction the motor is spinning via buttons, and how to control the …