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Bocce Sphero – petersat, morrissp, zirnhedj

December 19, 2012 by . Filed under cs491 mobile, fall 2012, postmortems.

For our final Sphero project we decided to make an app to play Bocce Ball with your friends and their Spheros.

In creating this app we decided to use a finger swipe to move the Sphero to it’s intended location.  We calculated finger touch down and up locations as well as the time between these two actions to get the speed that the finger was moving.  From there we tracked the angle  of the finger swipe occured to make the Sphero move in that direction as well.

No game is fun without customization! Each person is given the option to customize their Sphero with some preset colors and in order to remember which Sphero is yours the background of the app is the same color as the Sphero.

Below is a screenshot of what the main screen looks like with the color spinner open. There is also a video attached so you  can see the app in action.

Sphero Demo Video

People in this team:

Anders Peterson, Sean Morrissey, Dan Zirnhelt