Update: After meeting on tuesday, we were assigned partners to work on the same if not similar projects. Xavier Contreras and I were both interested in gaming, ad discussed possible ways to make a video game that can be played by the blind. The main thing for such games is a tactile display. My initial idea of a braille like display grid was unfit for this project since such displays were unaffordable for our project, nor could we build displays of such "resolution."
Despite theses problems, we still wanted to build a tactile video game. Wile looking for games for the blind, we found a paperless Tic-tac-toe game using a large wooden board and wooden pieces. We were inspired to make a smaller electronic version using a tactile display similar to the braille displays. The board would be the same, the classic number sign while solenoids or motors would raise shapes that would represent the pieces. The X's and O's seem too complex to build, while some shapes, like triangles. would be difficult to differentiate. We found a balance between these two and decided to use "+" and "-" symbols.
We would like to have our device to take input through buttons during the player's turn, and create an AI to respond to the player's decisions strategically (with a possible option of difficulty). The player's and AI's moves would be displayed as "+" and"-" on the 3x3 grid using small stepper motors. For Thursday, we are required to have a program that plays Tic-tac-toe with some output to Arduino. I wish to have a simple AI that can at least play randomly and make Arduino play a set of tones to indicate who won.