Ghostbuster PKE Meter Real - MoonMakers
By Diego Francisco Luna Lopez
We brought to life the PKE Meter, one of the Ghostbusters tools invented by Dr. Egon Spengler, using 3D printing, Raspberry pi, and the Wio Terminal. We created artificial intelligence to detect ghosts. Find out how we created it!
Type: Artistic, Education
What inspired you or what is the idea that got you started?
We were looking to create a fun and interesting project to motivate people to create and learn to program as well as have fun.
What is your project about and how does it work?
Our project is the PKE Meter of the Ghostbusters. With a machine learning model created in Edge Impulse because is easy to use and implement, on development platforms such as Raspberry Pi, we use a camera module to detect ghosts and locate them on the screen of our Wio terminal.
We complement the experience with our Ghostbusters device, we include a function that Doctor Egon uses, and we add a sine wave that is affected by the potentiometers on the sides, just like in the series.
What did you learn by doing this project?
We believe that highlighting the fact of creating with the Edge Impulse platform allows us to get closer to a technology that is changing the world, in a friendly and creative environment, allowing us to create learning models.
It is also a project where we approach electronics, 3D printing, and programming. We love how all these elements come together to complete an interactive and very fun device.
What impact does your project have on others as well as yourself?
The goal of the project is to attract more people to the maker movement and STEAM. We do it by creating a device that attracts attention, showing that it is possible to do it and that it is difficult for us, sharing the step-by-step, where they will have fun and learn something new, just like what happened to us when we created it.