A project log for Happy Vertical People Transporter

Douglas Adams envisioned a Happy Vertical People Transporter as opposed to the mundane every day elevators

digigramDigiGram 04/29/2014 at 02:220 Comments

TODO aka future improvements

Somewhere within the following couple of years the project will be rebuilt with better materials to form a nice conversation piece. The elevator will also be equiped with a sound source to recreate some of the conversations the HVPT has with passengers, and a display to show the floor number where the HVPT finds itself.

The Defocused Computer Perception module will also be heavily improved on. Currently it can only track one object (person) and will (with a very high rate) mistake coming passengers for passengers walking away from the elevator, and vice versa.

I have however learned that computer vision is easier to get started with than anticipated, but it is something that I will have to put much more time into for future projects as there is so much more to learn!