Haptic Watch

Antonio Guimaraes

Tell time through your sense of touch by feeling the vibration patterns of a haptic motor.



This wearable device is a haptics-only watch powered by a small battery, and a Gema microcontroler. The case is 3D printed and holds the electronics inside. When a button is pushed, a haptics motor will vibrate in a pattern to tell the wearer the time in hours and minutes.


Intro to Wearables

CRISPR Detective

Adrian Bautista, Antonio Guimaraes, Caroline Neel, Jingyi Wen, Veronica Alfaro

An interactive exhibit to educate visitors on CRISPR's abilities–and risks.



CRISPR detective is a three-module educational exhibit that we created for the final project for Playful Communications of Serious Research. The first module introduces the user to concepts like DNA, genes, mutations, and metastasis, as well as learn about CRISPR, a new tool. The second module is an analog data splicing experience, where the user has to use tactile clues to identify a mutation. The third module is an arcade-like game, where users compete to identify members of the “metastasis mafia” from a giant pool of genes.


Playful Communication of Serious Research