Monthly Archives: January 2015

Winter hike to Ithaca falls and Cayuga lake

Certainly the best way to start a semester… This hike reminded me of my first trip to Ithaca falls during last fall… This time it was different season and different group, only things common were me, Ithaca falls and Cayuga lake… I think I can apply for tourist guide and can start my own business but that’s for later…

Here are some glimpses of our day.

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Its been sooooo many days since my last hike, precisely 17 days… Pheeeeww!!! Thanks to Cornell CS department for admitting new students during Spring I made new friends. Couple of them are my roommates and others are their friends and now all are my friends.

The element of ‘first’ in this hike was that this was my first hike to Ithaca falls and Cayuga lake in the winter and also first hike with the whole new group. Thanks to all for making to this hike. Here is our group, in no specific order, Manvi, Arpitha, Sheena, Ravi, Sai, Harish, Brenda, Madhuri and the official guide Me. Looking forward for more adventures with new friends.

Happy Spring people!!!

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Virtual Bowling

This project is our first attempt in Virtual Reality. Virtual Reality ( VR ), also referred to as Immersive multimedia is a simulated environment where the physical actions are recreated in the simulated environment. The simulated environment can be another real domain or a computerized virtual environment. Irrespective of the simulated environment, Virtual Reality aims at mimicing the physical actions on the simulated virtual domain. Virtual Reality is a big domain and there has been huge research conducted in this domain with varied applications. Although virtual reality bears many applications in Space exploration, military, medical, surveillance etc,  it has presented tremendous applications in entertainment and gaming domains.

In this project, we are trying to develop a video game that reads the bowling action from the user and simulates the same on the simulated game. The demo video for the same is displayed below.

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First hike 2015

There cannot be a better way to start your year. Hike on the FIRST day of the year.. Its definitely a sign of lots of adventure this year…

This hike definitely surpassed the expectations.. The Beebe lake trail right in the Cornell campus and such a beautiful one… It was definitely a dream come true for me… Ithaca is definitely one of the Nature’s gifts…

The hike started from Beebe dam. We crossed the bridge and started the hike on the northern side of the lake. The lake was frozen near the shore.. The ice was around 1 inch thick. This was just the beginning. There were more surprise waiting for us.

By the time we reached the Werly island we saw ripples frozen. That was definitely a miracle. The river ahead of Sacket Foot Bridge was completely frozen and by the look of it we guess the ice was at least 2 feet thick.

After some snow fight we made our way to the Winter Garden… This was definitely the best garden I’ve seen so far especially those tiny Christmas trees…

It was definitely a great hike… Thanks to Sonal, Nikhil and Jaineel for tagging along.. The hike wouldn;t have been so fun without you guys…

Something to note guys, if you wanna play snow fight there is a real nice place near the Winter garden…

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