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Packet39

Code outside the box

We are a team of professional software developers and academics, working together to provide software & hardware solutions. We thrive in the space between code and the physical world and we develop solutions that sense, manipulate and move around in the environment.

Contact Us

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Virtual Reality

We design and develop Virual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality games and experiences.

We can build your idea, or help you refine it. We can deliver games or applications for Google Cardboard, Daydream, Samsung GearVR, HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift.

Augmented realited demo of Alien Attack

Augmented Reality

Bring to life static everyday objects, from buisness cards, to books, magazines, brochures and even three dimentional items such as toys or consumer products. Overlay, animate, gamify and extend your marketing materials.

Try it yourself, download our AR apps from the links below (Android only). Run the app and point your smartphone camera at one of our cards. If you don't have any, you can download and print our buisness card or the Alien Attack game card.

Business Card AR Alien Attack

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Software

We develop software under Windows or Linux, using C# & .Net, Matlab, C++, Java or Python. We are familiar with OpenCV, EMGU, PCL, OpenNI and other CV and Image processing libraries.

We have experience in a wide range of fields, including virtual reality, augmented reality, action recognition in video, shape detection in stills, segmentation, medical imaging, 3D printing, 3D scanning and 3D reconstruction, gesture and finger detection using depth cameras, optical flow, face tracking and much more.

With decades of combined expertise, we can develop and implement algorithms to solve real world problems. We will choose the right hardware, cameras or sensors for your needs and provide a start-to-finish service.

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Hardware & Sensors

We can recommend the hardware most suited for your needs, or work with the equipment you already have. We have experience with a wide range of small board computers, cameras and sensors, including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, machine vision cameras and depth cameras.

We can build custom hardware, testing rigs, quadcopters, robotics or tactile user interfaces. We have the facilities and expertise to design, test and fabricate in-house most of the parts needed for small to medium projects, allowing a very quick turnaround time. We've also worked with thermal imagers, capacitance sensors, laser scanners and more exotic forms of remote sensing and data acquisition.

Projects


Orbital Injection - Virtual Reality game

Our VR game is now live on Steam. Grab planets and toss them into a stable orbit. This is a room-scale virtual reality experiance, running on the HTC Vive.


Augmented Reality Buisness Card

We spruced up our Packet39 Buisness cards with some Augmented Reality magic. Realtime digital 3D graphics overlay, attached to a physical object. If you want to try it yourself, download the app (Android only). You'll need a Packet39 card, print one if you don't have any.


Interactive displays

Demo reel of several interactive displays developed by Packet39 team members. Detection is done using cameras and thermal sensors. Effects play in a powerful and customizable XNA framework. Most effects can be stacked and combined. An editor allowed our client to create unique experiences with their own graphics and media.


Custom built laser cutter / engraver

This custom laser engraver can cut paper, vinyl, plastics, foam or thin wood sheets. It can engrave most non-metal materials. Sporting a 3.8W blue diode laser and a 32bit control board, it can handle any complex cutting job you throw at it. Built with a bottom-less design allowing working any surface or part, even parts that are bigger than the unit itself.

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High resolution 3D print

3D printed on our high resolution 3D printer, this model can fit on a penny. The printer was built in our lab and sports a maximum resolution of 40 micron on the XY axis and 20 on the Z. Castable resin is also available, for creating metal objects.


3D Scan of a house

This 3D model of a house was reconstructed from 200 images, shot with a custom built autonomous quadcopter.

The Team

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Shachar "Vice" Weis

Shachar is a software developer with over 20 years of experience. He has worked in many fields and disciplines, from ancient mainframes to tiny system-on-chip units. Shachar has extensive experience with small board computer and low-power systems, 3D platforms like OpenGL, DirectX, XNA and Three.JS. Shachar has dealt with first-tier customers like Disney, Sears, GE and Mazda.

Shachar usually goes by Vice, and is also a tinkerer, maker, 3d printing enthusiast and photographer. Follow some of his projects on his blog CallMeVice.com

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Lena Gorelick

Dr. Gorelick is currently a research scientist with the Computer Science Department at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. Both her MSc (2004) and PhD (2009) are in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. During the past 16 years Lena has gained a lot of experience in various academic, military and industrial fields. Lena's publications can be found on her website, csd.uwo.ca/~ygorelic/

Lena is also an artist and a jeweler, she has an art blog and an Etsy store called Nun&Noot.

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Hossam Issacs

Hossam is doing his post-doctorate at the Computer Science Department at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. Publications and CV can be found on Hossam's website: hisack.com

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Sarah Legault

Sarah is an award winning filmmaker, director, producer, animator and writer. Her first stop-motion animation Dear Love earned the Best Animated Short Film award at the 2014 Toronto Independent Film Festival. Sarah recently teamed up with Canadian electro-goth band Johnny Hollow to direct and animate their stop-motion music video Firefly. Since 2005, she has won over 10 awards for her unique custom motorcycle paint work and participated in about 50 group exhibits in Toronto, Berlin, Krakow, or Los Angeles. Sarah’s work spans illustration, stop-motion animation, doll making, painting, photography and curating multimedia shows.