Computer Engineering & Computer Science students won the First Prize & Second Prize in 2010 Intel Cup Embedded System Design Invitational Contest
2010 Intel Cup Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest - Embedded System Design Invitational Contest invited 76 universities and 165 team from China mainland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Turkey, Ukraine, Mexico and the United States. During July 15th and 21st, 2010, the Expert Group reviewed the designs, and proposed one team as Intel Cup winner, 13 teams for first prize, 27 teams for second prize and 60 teams for third prize.
Chan Chun Wing (CE), Chan Hiu Yu (CE) & Zhang Qi (CS) coached by Professor Xu Qiang, won the First Prize with the project "Improving Exercise Bike Experience with Google Street View and Virtual Reality". Cycling is one of the best forms of exercise available. As cycling is often affected by the weather and available places, many people prefer cycling at home on exercise bikes. However, prolonged cycling on an exercise bike could be very boring.? The aim of this project is to provide a better exercise bike experience. The user can cycle on any road around the world with the Google Street View scene updating according to the cycling speed detected by the rotary encoder. With the digital compass and the accelerometer working together, the computer can detect the movement and orientation of the user's head and update the scene in real time. Together with the video eye-wear, a virtual reality experience is achieved.
Lam Ka Chun (CE), Li Yan Kit (CE) & Ding Qian (CS) coached by Professor Xu Qiang, won the Second Prize with the project "Video Conferencing System - Focus to Speaker". Video conferencing is becoming popular in multinational companies. Focusing to the one speaking among the group can help to deliver messages clearer. Therefore, we planned to use Intel embedded platform to build a low-cost and convenient video conferencing system. Voice activated switches are used to signal the system who is speaking and two IR cameras are used for positioning. With the result, our system can control a PTZ camera accordingly to focus to the speaker. The camera can stay focus to one speaker and follow his/her motion.