Sam Gehman

Solar Bear

Solar Bear is a mobile game that I created to help children learn more about clean energy. It consists of a mobile game and a hardware solar panel kit. As the solar panel absorbs energy from the surrondings, a virtual polar bear sees it's iceberg replenish in size.

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I created an iOS prototype application which would react to signals from the bluetooth module. In collaboration with a designer, we created a user interface that would be easy for a child to use.

I wired an arduino to read voltage values from a solar panel, and broadcasted this data via a bluetooth module.