Week 9

Last week, the team met with Bob Iannucci at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus. He has had a lot of experience with small wireless modules. We were able to pick his brain and get a lot of great information about the advantages and limitations of a variety of wireless communication and tracking methods, as well as specific hardware recommendations for our purposes.

Now, after a week of spring break, we’re back and in the final push to Halves!

Animations to convey our concept during our presentation are nearly complete.


We have all the components to make one ball tested and ready to start assembling in a more compact and secure housing. We’ve placed orders for additional balls and hardware so we can assemble multiple smart balls and start testing group behaviors.

Our Halves presentation will be this coming Wednesday, so that is our immediate focus, but we hope to have some live smart balls very soon!