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Senior Project - 2501


Electronic Fun House Mirrors

Senior Project: 1996-1997
Benjamin Cantrick, Jason Groshart and Adam Patacchiola

The College of Engineering and Applied Science Integrated Teaching and Learning (ITL) Lab was placed into use in the spring of 1997. ITL is a College-wide initiative to enhance undergraduate engineering education. Its aim is to infuse the curriculum with hands on experiences that integrate engineering theory with practice and promote creative, team-oriented, problem-solving skills. ITL involves both a new ITL Curriculum that will impact engineering students from first through senior year (new courses, supplemental experimental modules, and hands-on-homework) and a new building, the ITL Laboratory (ITLL).

There was a desire to put interesting, fun, computerized interactive demonstrations in the ITLL. One of these demonstrations was to be an "electronic fun house of mirrors". This would capture images from an IndyCam attached to a Silicon Graphics workstation, perform interesting transformations selected by the user on the images, and then display them in close to real time. The core image transformations are based on software developed by Bill Cheswick of Lucent Technologies. The project further extended the transformation software, adding a graphical user interface for user control and the capability for saving, mailing, and printing of selected images. The software was written in C.

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