the strokes

the strokes

Chalkaat: Augmented Reality-based interface for laser-cutting

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Chalkaat is a direct manipulation laser-cutter that's aware of the strokes being drawn on the workpiece. It is a pen stroke-based UI for interacting with laser cutters, where the users can express themselves more directly by working directly "on the workpiece." The camera on top tracks the strokes on paper. Different colored markers allow different commands to be executed. We built a laser cutter from the ground up, with computer vision and mechanics to optimize for the interface. Tools: 2W Blue laser, Steppers, Arduino, Gcode, openFrameworks (openCV) Team: Nitesh Kadyan, Anirudh Sharma, Meghana Bhat