Jonathan Segal / August 06, 2019
4 min read
This hackathon is a little bit different than the other ones, we went down to Tampa Florida and also make a trip out of the time down there.
I went to go pick up ben halfway between cedar rapids and Chicago and we drove all the way to des Moines to Ellissa house and stayed there for the night. Caleb met us the morning of the flight and Ellissas parents drove us to the airport.
We got on the plane and started to head out
We were going the last weekend of spring break and Caleb was going to head back a day early to get back to classes on Monday where the rest of us were skipping Monday and were going to be back Tuesday.
We got to our Airbnb dropped our stuff off and headed out to explore Tampa.
We spent the rest of the day exploring the city.
The next day we made it over to USF and got dropped off in front of the library.
We made our way inside and got checked in.
The opening ceremony was cool as usual and they talked about how this was the first year that they were an official MLH hackathon.
After the ceremony, we talked to some of the sponsoring companies at the event.
We decided to check out a bunch of cool hardware and just make a fun game.
We got an oculus rift an Alienware laptop and a leap motion and started getting everything set up.
We started working on a tank game using unity 3d
most people went to sleep that night not us
Working on the project making Ellissa test our game
We were hard at work.
We used Unity 3d for setting up levels and getting everything going.
Back at it.
Food was served.
We submitted our project and waited for judging.
The judges were fascinated with how we integrated the leap motion and the oculus for our game.
Us explaining the project that we made.
Ellissa showing off how to play the game.
After judging we went to closing ceremony although we didn't win anything we did get an honorable mention for hardware.
Vr Tank Game
I worked on integrating the Oculus Rift Headset and the Leap motion. I built the Vehicle and got everything set up. I also ate donuts.
I worked on the environment layout of the game within Unity including the structures, colors, and overall design. I made a domain name, and I also drank lots of caffeine.
I worked on all of the game logic. This meant i made the vehicle move in the way we determined, made the tank able to fire bullets, and made the bullets interact with the environment. I also helped debug and connect the VR integration.
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After the hackathon, we went to St. Petersburg beach
It was a great trip.
We spent the night in st Petersburg walking around because it was cheaper than getting a place for the night.
We made our way to the airport and back to Iowa.