Thursday, May 12, 2011

Last Skype Meeting

Yesterday during class we had our last Skype meeting with Ellen Dickenson. We presented her with a PowerPoint presentation about the progress we have made throughout this month. Afterward we demoed our prototypes to give her a visual of what we've accomplished. We concluded the meeting with her feedback. Moving forward, we are preparing for our final presentations that should take place in front of local engineers in the beginning of June. As the year is coming to an end we are working hard to accomplish our final goals to hopefully find success!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Skidmore Meeting & Demo

Wednesday afternoon we went to the Greenberg Child Care Center at Skidmore College to test our prototype. This was the first time we observed how children interact with our product. We had a very successful demonstration using a game called Backyard Baseball. The kids really enjoyed using the puck. They played with the system for about two hours and the puck proved to be durable and functional. We plan to make another visit within the next few weeks. After this visit we have discovered some improvements that can be made. For instance, we plan on mounting speakers in the tent allowing the children to hear the sound effects within the game they are playing.