March 12 2018 was Cotton Spinners Association Secondary School’s “STEM Week”. ButterLabo was an exhibitor during the week and demostrated games applying technologies of AR, VR, and microcontrollers. Secondary and Primary students were enthusiastic about our games!
ButterLabo was delighted to be invited as an exhibitor in Y-Care CSR Scheme Awards Ceremony organised by Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong in 2017.
Themed “Innovative Social Services”, we demonstrated the interactive “Happy Lion Dance” game to help improve elderly people’s balance and flexibility. The game requires the elderly to perform different steps and limb movements that are typical acts in a traditional lion dance. Apart from getting the elderly to exercise more, the game introduces the silver-haired group (and other age groups) to authentic lion dancing, and the fun brought by the AR technology.
Butter Archery, a STEM game development
Butter Labo now offers different packages of Augmented Reality (AR)/ Virtual Reality (VR)/ Motion tracking applications, combining creativity, technology and engineering, for students to have a taste of the process of game production and a chance to express their imagination.
This package includes a game (Main Dish), the corresponding hardware (Desserts) and editing tools/ software (Drinks), supplemented by tutorial workshops.
What is so valuable about this STEM package is that it allows students to design the game play and coordinate the hardware and software to achieve their preferred outcomes. This gives them the freedom of making a game of their own, and the excitement of experiencing AR and VR technologies.
An application, called the Lion Man, aims to provide players with an experience of performing the Lion Dance movements, as well as understanding the culture of Lion Dance.
Through the game, the player will learn the basic steps and gestures of the Lion Dance. Combining the technology of Augmented Reality, the game projects the user in a lion dance costume, which allows a virtual lion to exist in the real world without users carrying the heavy lion costumes. Big icons will be displayed on the side of the screen to tell the player what gestures to perform so as to score. Those are authentic lion dance movements developed by a professional kung fu master, so the user can have a taste of real lion dancing.
A game involving body movements sure provides an immersive and interactive experience to players. While players can have fun experiencing virtual lion dancing, the application is also good to their health as they get to exercise and move their limbs a lot.
We participated in Student Formula Coding Competition 2016 as a sponsor and exhibitor, to promote STEM education among schools. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Our booth demonstrated a game that challenged the fastest response time of players. The player watched the LED starting signal, and used the iPad to start the car. The player’s response time was recorded after the car had passed the goal. On the other hand, the computer screen live streamed signals from the car camera and merged with virtual audience by Augmented Reality technology.
Students and teachers were interested in the coding technique of controlling electronic components, and discussed enthusiastically with our members.