Project Type IQP Submission date 2009-04-29 Authors Hyungjoon Kim, BC Justin Liu, CS Patrick J Newell, CS Steven Douglas Shidlovsky, CS URN E-project-042909-134317 Division Humanistic Studies of Technology Sponsor Higgins Armory Museum Title The Virtual Armory: Virtual Jousting Simulator Advisor Forgeng, Jeffrey L., HU Availability unrestricted
This project presents a sport of the past using current technologies to recreate the experience of jousting for visitors to the Higgins Armory Museum. Through collaboration with museum staff, intensive historical research, and a rigorous, iterative software development cycle, the project team developed a jousting simulation using technologies that incorporated Java, Flash, TCP/IP sockets, Bluetooth and XML. Nintendo Wii remotes, embedded in a lance stub and to horse reins, were also used to further simulate realism in the user-application interface.
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