MT Fusion Labs is a software development and technology integration group. The mission of MT Fusion Labs is to create enriching educational experiences that combine Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science concepts by leveraging the power and appeal of emerging technologies.
VR 3D Graphing Calculator
Truly Three-Dimensional Graphing
By Jaki Bonds, Austin Benton, Jedidiah Lindborg, and German Vargas
Leveraging the power of emerging technologies CCGA students are making true 3-Dimensional graphing a reality. Until now the term 3-D graph signified a 2-Dimensional perspective projection of a 3-Dimensional object. Now, unbounded by the constraints of the physical world we will overcome this inadequacy by creating a 3-Dimensional Graphing Calculator in a virtual reality environment. Using the Oculus Rift (Virtual Reality Head Mounted Display) it is possible to create a virtual environment where a graph can be created and perceived as if it is in the room with you rather than on a computer screen. The user friendly environment allows you to control and create new and unique graphs, or gain a deeper understanding of classic ones. The graphs can be manipulated by the user not, just by inputting changes in the UI (user interface), but by simply reaching out one’s hand and moving the graphs. With technology increasing our aptitude for academia, not only in learning but also in teaching, it is critical to stay on the cutting edge. To reach this goal we employed the programming language C# in the powerful development platform Unity3D, combined with the Oculus Rift and the Leap Motion sensor. The end result is a harmony of technology and creativity to bring an old concept into the 21st century. Now we can experience truly 3-dimensional graphs in an immersive environment that compels our understanding to a new depth.
Leap Motion and The Electric Potential
This video shows a series of concepts and ideas connecting the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). This project started as an interface between MATLAB and the Leap Motion Sensor by using C#, and it then evolved to include not only the Technology and Engineering aspect of the integration, but also its applications to physics phenomena. In this particular case I decided to solve the problem the electric potential distribution by solving the electric potential version of Gauss's Law (first of Maxwell's Equations). The formulation of the phenomena requires Calculus at its core, and this completes our full STEM experience. As stated in the video the main goal of this project is to show an interesting combination of these disciplines and hopefully attract a few students to pursue degrees in the STEM fields.
Leap Motion integration with Lego EV3
This project is an integration of two technologies, the Leap Motion sensor and the Lego EV3. The code for this project uses the Leap Motion SDK libraries and the MonoBrick communication libraries to control the EV3.
Microsoft Kinect: Video Effect: "Green Distance"
This video is a sample of masking pixels using data from a Kinect depth stream to replace data from the color stream. I have called this effect "Green Distance" as an analogy to the green screen effect, where the green pixels are replaced by a different color stream source; in this case the pixels at the "green" distance are being replaced by the original stream.