Google is developing a Tangible Programming platform to help children develop Computational Thinking skills through coding experiences that are playful, tactile and collaborative. They enable programs to be created without needing a screen, using physical blocks, or 'pucks', that snap together.
For example: We can control a robot through commands like 'GO FORWARD', 'TURN LEFT' etc.
Each puck can be created out of simple materials such as cardboard, and a Capacitive Signature painted on it, using conductive ink.
Their technology depends on reliable detection of Capacitive Signatures. So that it can read whether a puck is a 'GO FORWARD' or a 'GO BACKWARD' command, for example.
We want to use this idea, but apply it in another way.
The first step is to develop a proof-of-concept sensor to reliably read our Capacitive Signatures.
Please take the time to read the attached PDF before making a bid.
In order to be considered for this project, please include a concise description of how you would solve the Capacitive Signature problem, and how each requirement A through E will be met.
Your bid should be for the first milestone (milestone A) only.
Upon completion of milestone A, we aim to invite you to work with us on a longer-term basis.