Cryptosphere

The CryptoSphere is an interaction device for encrypting and decrypting scrambled messages. The CryptoSphere is questioning the effortless way of online communication,  such as birthday greetings on Facebook. The concept was designed for workshops with female high school students, and is intended to question some of the current views of computer science.

Contact: Christoffer Engel Belhage (DIKU MSc); Participants includes: Maria Menendez-Blanco, DIKU; Pernille Bjørn, DIKU

The CryptoSphere is an Internet-of-Things (IoT) device, which allows you to send and receive one-to-one and one-to-many encrypted messages across social media. The CryptoSphere has a special feature: messages are encrypted using physical movement. For doing that, the Cryptosphere uses an Internet enabled microcontroller and a motion sensor with a gyroscope, an accelerometer and a compass. Feedback is provided by a LED strip around the sphere.

The project was conceived as a Master thesis at DIKU in the spring of 2018, with the aim of facilitating gender diversity in Computer Science. The project is part of the FemTech initiative at Department of Computer Science at DIKU.

You can read more about the CryptoSphere and FemTech or find what you need to create your own Cryptosphere on: http://www.femtech.dk/cryptosphere-open-design-community/

 

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