Icarus

Icarus is a custom game controller and art piece in development by the EMC Sandbox team at the Champlain College MakerLab. Using Oculus Rift technology, we created a virtual world through which you can fly, as well as a wingsuit controller that behaves and responds as if you are flying. (Icarus is a greek mythological…

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ChampBot

Each year the Champlain Mini Maker Faire in Shelburne, VT hosts a ChampBot Challenge. Each year a team of MakerLab techs design and build a robot to participate in the challenge. Specs include designing the bot to maneuver in water, drop a buoy, submerge and light a target on fire. The team came in 2nd…

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MakerLab Workshops

The MakerLab offers a changing series of hands-on workshops each semester for Champlain College community members to learn new skills, tools, and equipment, while making something of their own. Sample workshops include laser cut jewelry, animated LED cube, Arduino-controlled cardboard piano, intro to 3D modeling and printing, custom vinyl stickers, and much more! Check out…

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Variance

Variance is a three-player cooperative experience in which each player controls one axis(x, y, and z) of a ball on-screen. The players’ goal is to deposit the ball in a box, whose position changes with each successful deposit. Players achieve this through the use of three unique controllers, an exercise bike, a grip strength exerciser,…

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Space Box

The Champlain College Emergent Media Center’s Sandbox team has been selected to showcase their SpaceBox project for alt.ctrl.GDC 2017!!! The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest professional game industry event with over 27,000 attendees. alt.ctrl.GDC is one of GDC’s most acclaimed interactive spaces, an on-site showcase of alternative control schemes and interactions in games that is returning for its…

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Flight

The EMC Sandbox Team designed “Flight” (2016), installed in the Burlington International Airport, to give the user a dreamlike experience of flying. Simply raise your arms to form wings and you will become the pilot of one of several flying machines. Follow the animated instructions to switch vehicles. Various flying objects will present themselves in…

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