Team Turbo - Battleship
The Team Turbo is a group of students of Life Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland.
Our goal in this project was to create a game based on microfluidics.
To gather ideas, our Team did brainstorming and we came up with the following proposals:
- Colour by numbers
For more detailed informations to each idea click here. (German only)
We decided to realize the Battleship game. For further information about the project, go to http://wetpong.net/wetpong/?page_id=2
To implement the game, we wanted to make two layers of PDMS (Polydimethylsiloxane), each of them with 5 x 5 matrixes. One was to place the ships and the other one to mark the shots.
We did differents attempts to design the matrix. The first idea was too complicated to be implemented (click here) . The second idea was realized, but the channels were too narrow and the tests were not successful. So we decided to build a grid with valves.
Therefore, we tried to build microfluidic valves, but it was harder as we thought. We had problems with the layer thickness and the leak tightness.
To get thin enough layers for the valves, we worked with spin coating. We used a modified record player for it. The results were to no avail.
Unfortunately, we were not able to build a fully functional Battleship game, but we learned a lot on the way trying to achieve it. To get more informations about the development process, please click here (German only).
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