Science Fair Blind Spot Movie

Blind Spot? What Blind Spot?

This is Alaina Gassler’s Science and Engineering Fair project in 2019.

She completed this as an 8th grader at Avon Grove Charter School in West Grove, PA.

Abstract: Many car accidents are caused by drivers not being able to see hazards due to blind spots.   My prototype is designed to get rid of those blind spots by displaying an image of the area behind them onto the spot. I used a small projector as the displaying device and a webcam as the recording device.  The webcam is mounted onto the outside of the car, and the projector displays the image only the A-pillar of the car.  To help the image become brighter and clearer, I used a reflective fabric that reflects the picture only to the driver.  This prototype has the potential to greatly reduce blind spot related car accidents.


Carmen became a driving instructor at the age of 22 in North Vancouver, Canada and is an experienced writer, blogger, photographer, artist, philosopher, certified day dreamer and generally complicated human.

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