Alphabets Got Talent

December 2018 | By Michael Center, Beckett Melville, Lauren Owen, Akshansh Chaudhary

Using Morse Code, input a letter and receive a dancing animal with the same letter

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Alphabets Got Talent is the product of a 48 hour Morse Code Game Jam by our team of two Parsons and two New York University students in partnership with The Adaptive Design Association and Google. The goal of the project was to teach our client Morse code in a fun, interactive way using topics they were interested in. Our team was paired with an Adaptive Design client who had limited motor functions, so we used two simple switches, usable by our client, to represent the dot and dash of Morse code. These switches then utilized the Google Gboard Morse keyboard to control the output of letters. In the game, the user uses the switches to type a letter in Morse Code and an animal with the corresponding name would appear “dancing” and making animal noises. For example an elephant appearing when the user enters a dit (dot), the Morse code for “e.”

The game is also playable without switches, just install the Gboard Morse Code keyboard to play on android devices.

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