The idea is to create a virtual spooky window using a p5 sketch displayed on the screen. We are planning to place a clothing rack with curtains in front of the screen. The p5 sketch will be constantly animating a scene, but the state of the curtains will act as a switch that will control an event on the screen (such as a ghost popping up). Next, we will have a spider along the top of the clothing rack which will contain an ultrasonic sensor that will measure the distance of the user from the virtual window. Depending on the distance, we will play different sounds to entice passing people despite the state of the curtains. Our plan is build the hardware components and create a prototype of the p5 sketch this weekend. The one issue we need to troubleshoot is what screen is available to us to display our sketch.
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