Essay on Gr 10 Tech. Design Cyborg Project Report

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WRITTEN SITUATION AND THE DESIGN BRIEF

There are common forms of espionage and disguise. This can be interpreted as codes and sequences which help spies with their various missions of espionage and disguise. Codes are common forms which are used by spies to communicate with each other and with the sources they are working for. Because multiple codes exist, either sides are likely to possess different codes which constantly change in the fear that the “enemy” cracks the code, therefore leaving their valuable information exposed to abuse from unwanted people.

This creates the need for codes which are unbreakable. The key to creating an unbreakable code is for the code to be completely hidden from anyone but the messenger and the receiver. This can happen through completely encrypted wireless communication. This mean that the information is transferred from the control stick directly to the helmet, from there, the helmet encrypts the information and it is transferred

Code Breaker

Codes are too easily decrypted Code Breaker Ideas

Numbers using decimals

E.g make number use decimal point

Number displayed = number of letter in alphabet

e.g.

20 => 20th letter of alphabet

00=space

First 26 sums to the order of the alphabet ranging from A-Z

Other could be encoded differently based on preferences by the 2 users

e.g. could be as little as 1 letter – 1 entire sentence

uses:

-military

-secret documents

-secret messages

-encoding

Basically anything secretive that would preferably be kept secret

A decoding machine

Why

Secret

-it is likely that someone would be able to see you working

-since it is light proof, it is unlikely that anyone would see you doing this

-can also be seen in the dark even though there is no light outside

-very useful for any type of secretive decoding

Future development

Could be utilized in

-glasses

-contact lenses

-sunglasses

-hats

-goggles

e.g. of application : Google Glass although not for this type of application

OVERVIEW OF DESIGN

Design of Helmet

A key component of the design is, of course, the dual 7 segment LED. This provides the main function of the circuit, which is to display a variety of combinations of hexadecimal numbers, as well as letters. The placement of the dual 7 segment is very key, as it has to be optimal for the person inside the mask to see what it displays. The design of the helmet is also crucial to express the true identity and reflect the characteristics of the person itself. To our project, that is very important as our theme reflects on identity, which is based on feelings, looks, and emotions this mask will ultimately deliver.

The helmet was made from multiple steps and required a total of 6 days to accomplish. The basic design is a skeletal system which is made of cardboard that shaped and size of the helmet itself this process was carefully adjusted to fit the exact size of the head and leave considerable space for the dual 7 segment LED to fit inside the front of the eyes. This process was followed by the covering of multiple layers of newspaper using tape. This step made the basic shapes of the mask. Note: the cardboard which formed the mask only covered the frontal part of the head; everything from the eye downward was made of Bristol board and hardened newspaper mache. A Bristol board was inserted and fitted to the size and shape of the mouth and nose. Around 8 layers of newspaper mache was applied on the helmet. This was then given around 1 day to completely dry. After, another coating of paper mache was added: this time, around 20 layers of thick coating to prevent any rupture of the skull of the helmet. After given time to dry, the basic forms of the helmet were added to create texture and dynamic to the helmet. This process completed the nose, and eye…