Blind Tennis Hackathon


By Amy Ratelle on Nov 11th, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2013
10:00am - 4:00pm, 130 St. George Street, Semaphore Lab Demo room 1150 (main floor)


This workshop is ideal for anyone interested in hacking tennis balls, sensors, or blind tennis. Blind tennis is much like sighted tennis except that the ball makes noise so that a blind or partially sighted player can track and return it. The ball that players currently use contains a rattle, so the sound it makes is intermittent. In addition, the movement of the rattle can affect the trajectory of the ball in unexpected ways. The aim of our workshop is to change that. We'll investigate hacks along several tracks. Lunch will be provided. Those interested in sensors should bring their own laptops.


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