Talk around David's table (Touch Tracer Computer Mouse, Keyboard and Monitor) kept coming back to the idea of an app-driven device that could be customized to the user. Never use the numerical keypad? Ok, it's gone. And wouldn't it be cool if the touchpad also worked as a signature pad for electronic documents?
Every time someone had a great idea, the team picked up on it and did what they could to make it reality.
I was also impressed the different stages of testing the prototypes. For the team testing the better bicycle helmet, just getting the microcontroller device to stick to the helmet during tests drops became a challenge.
CURIOSITY.COM: Fast Fiction, Take the Computer Accessories Quiz When testing the power of the solar ventilation system for Tim's Pure Air device, Illah Nourbakhsh, a robotics professor at CMU, became immediately excited when he discovered that the solar panels drew way more energy from the sun than he had anticipated. This told them that they could ultimately use a smaller solar panel to do the job, which would reduce cost.