Category: Project Ideas 2013

Music through Colour – Artificial Synesthesia

Hack Details: Synesthesia is a neurological condition where by the senses are somewhat mixed up and stimulating one sense results in an automatic stimulation of another sense. One example of this is the ability to see colours when listening to music.

Weightlifting Fatigue and Power Sensor

Hack Details: A small sensor that could be attached to a bar/dumbbell which can measure the power output over a number of repetitions. This data could be used solely for measuring power output or used to detect a drop in power

League of the Digital Dead

Hack Details:  By the beard of Zeus, I declare war on how we think about the big sleep, yes death, the ultimate end game. Before describing the project I’m going to ask as simple question. Do you want to be

Build your own body

Hack Details: I might sew and stuff various organs that can be attached to an outline of a human. It may have electronics in that recognise the various organs and if they’re right or added info or something like that What

Keepy Uppy

Hack Details: When children play “keepy up ball” is there a way to keep count of the kicks electronically and then switch off if the ball drops off the boot? Potentially, add to a phone app so friends can compare scores?

Story generator

Hack Details:  I’m looking to build a device that will take a few words inputted, generate a story, and output it on a thermal/serial/parallel printer. I may or may not be working on a quantum time machine to go around it,

BYOB to Arduino

Hack Details: Can we create an open source interpreter for Scratch/BYOB that can compile and program an arduino. Your name: Peter Redmond Twitter/website: www.mechatrons.com

Irish Dancing Shoes with MIDI Interface.

Hack Details: The idea is to add pressure sensors to the soles of Irish dancing hard shoes and then send the data back wirelessly so it appears as a standard MIDI device. Allowing the tap shoes to perform as an

Mesh Networking

Hack Details: I have a collection of Mesh Networking and Wireless Devices maybe someone would like to try and do something with them during science hack day. EZ430-RF2500 – http://www.ti.com/tool/ez430-rf2500 EZ430-Chronos – http://www.ti.com/tool/ez430-chronos OpenBeacon Tag – http://www.openbeacon.org/OpenBeacon -Tag CCC r0ket

Augmented/Virtual Reality

Hack Details: Can we create some of the basic components of an Augmented/Virtual Reality system in a day? Head-mounted displays, hand motion tracking and gesture recognition, or body position and orientation. What you need to make it happen?: Your name: Robert Fitzsimons

Easy Tools for 3D Printing

Hack Details: 3D Printing is cool, but the design and modeling tools can be difficult to use and hard to learn. So during the Hackday can we create tools in software and/or hardware which would allow a new user to

A Carbon Monoxide Sniffer Phone attachment or Case/Cover

Hack Details: Lots of people have been found on their sofa overcome with Carbon Monoxide from the gas or other heater they’ve been warming their toes to, and just like that they suddenly find that they are quite dead. As I

Inter-college Clubs/Societies Website

Hack Details: One website (and forum) set up so that societies and clubs from different colleges all around Ireland can interact with each other. The website could be used to arrange inter-college events and connect lovers of similar interests from