Module Task 4 – Project Proposal

MD5357 Audio Interaction and Code, Semester 1, Year 2

1.The Proposed Project: My plan is to develop a series of sensors which act as triggers in an escape room environment. I will be using real world experience for this and basing it off one of the escape rooms which is offered at an escape room I work in myself called Hacked. I want these sensors to be used to trigger both light, sound and pressure and react in different ways depending on how they need to be triggered. This means puzzles which are currently being triggered manually can be done so automatically.

The Rationale: My idea is aimed at escape rooms and immersive attractions who want to add sensors and switches in their attractions to make their room more immersive and technological with a lesser budget than larger attractions. This would add a bit more character to their attraction at a smaller cost. The sensors I will be looking at using include light sensors, sound sensors, capacitive touch and motion sensors.

4. The Risks:
Risk 1 – Ensure all sensors work with Teensy and that they will work and trigger in the way they are supposed to.
Risk 2 – Some sensors may work differently in various situations. I am working with a room I know personally called Hacked. I need to be sure that the sensors will work for that room.
Risk 3 – Some sensors won’t work in this environment so I need to ensure the sensors I choose will be compatible, such as pressure pads and light sensors.
Risk 4 – This set up may behave differently in the actual environment or when encased so I will need to be mindful of any issues that may rise in the future.
Risk 5 – I am aiming to keep this to a low budget so need to make sure that I do

The value of my project on completion will allow me to offer this service to escape rooms in the future and allow me to put this in to play at my current place of work which is also an escape room. It would be amazing to offer smaller companies the ability to trigger sensors to release certain aspects such as light and sound in the work place on a lower budget.

5. The Legacy: The value of my project on completion will allow me to offer this service to escape rooms in the future and allow me to put this in to play at my current place of work which is also an escape room. It would be amazing to offer smaller companies the ability to trigger sensors to release certain aspects such as light and sound in the work place on a lower budget. To make an escape room with automated puzzles with sensors and triggers would range from roughly £3000 up including all software and hardware, with the way I am hoping to achieve this would bring the price down to around £100 for materials.