Gesture Recognition Magic Wand

made by jennifer, submitted by lkuper
Jennifer built a gesture recognition magic wand as part of a Harry Potter costume for Halloween 2018, using a Raspberry Pi, an inertial measurement unit, a bit of Python, and some hair elastics. The wand detects W (wingardium leviosa) and spiral (flippendo) gestures! The repo includes the code and Python notebooks used to train the gesture recognition machine learning models and some basic sample data. There's also a link to a parts list so you can build your own.

Magic wand learns spells through machine learning and an IMU

made and submitted by jennifer
Jennifer Wang built a Harry Potter magic wand that uses machine learning to detect gestures. The wand contains an inertial measurement unit (IMU) to sense position & orientation. You can watch her talk on the ML design process and find the code on GitHub.