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Team members

Kwan Wai Hin (ASD), Natalie Ng Jie Lin (ASD), Tay Kay Yen (EPD), Dennis Jordan Madhavan (EPD), Rathin Kishor Kacha (EPD), Therese Lau Yu Ru (EPD), Wan Kwong Chen Ian (ISTD)


Thomas Schroepfer, Joel Yang, Yeo Si Yong

Writing Instructors:

Grace Kong

Teaching Assistant:

Srilalitha Gopalakrishnan

Project Description:
A sensory, interactive and customizable gaming wall ecosystem

Project Summary:
VersaTILE is aimed at enhancing the gaming experience by augmenting the gaming environment. Gamer values center around the values of Community, Immersion, and Competitiveness. These values unite gamers from all genres and followings. To help them achieve these values, we identified the design characteristics of Sensory, Interactive, and Customizable to lead us in designing the product ecosystem.

The ecosystem comprises a combination of visual and aural treatment that immerses gamers in their game, bringing them one step closer to the virtual world. LED panels sample portions of the screen to further extend their gaming environment beyond their monitors. Acoustic panels treat the room to provide a better auditory experience while reducing external noises and their impact on others. From storage and speaker panels, the system is meant to be as customizable as possible, be it with the configuration or aesthetic, depending on individual tastes, budgets and gaming space constraints.


Concept (2.5 Dimension)

We explored possible shapes to form walls in 2D and 3D and found that there were pros and cons in both aspects. 2D allowed for better space optimization; 3D allowed for greater variations in surface textures and more varied final collective forms. To make the best of both worlds, 2.5D was born, made of a regular bottom and a varied top. The variation in surface geometry allows for the integration of features, such as speakers and lights, to enhance the user's gaming experience. 2.5D gives the user the power to choose the finishes for each panel and customise the entire ecosystem.


Mechanical System

The ecosystem can be deconstructed into its basic components, shown in the exploded diagram below. Key mechanical design considerations in the design can be seen in the features column. The components are easily assembled, as shown in the video.


Integrated System

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Watch the assembly video here:



Electronic Features

1. Screen Sampling During Gameplay

Ultra fast screen capturing software with low hardware latency using state-of-the-art IoT technology.

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Users can choose between three modes of screen sampling:

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Customised PCB with reverse polarity protection. This allows power to be plugged in any direction.

2. Audio Technology with balenaSound

BalenaSound allows for the wireless connection of stereo speakers through a multiroom controller. 


RasberryPi with digital-to-analogue converter and audio exciter. These components take in audio from the multiroom controller.

Top Cap Designs


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There is a wide variety of top caps for the user to choose from. With the universal base layer and snap fits. all caps can be hot-swapped for others. For certain functions that require power, such as lighting and speakers, an electronic layer is embedded within the structural layer. Some of the panel types and their components can be seen in the video below.



Panels can be customized according to the user's tastes - choose from a wide range of materials, textures, and lighting styles.

Initiation and Setup

The ecosystem is easy to set up - the detailed user manual guides the user through the process, including the setting of preferences.




Render of System


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Day Render


Showcase (Images)


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Our Team

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student Kwan Wai Hin Architecture and Sustainable Design
student Natalie Ng Jie Lin Architecture and Sustainable Design
student Tay Kay Yen Engineering Product Development
student Dennis Jordan Madhavan Engineering Product Development
student Rathin Kishor Kacha Engineering Product Development
student Therese Lau Yu Ru Engineering Product Development
student Wan Kwong Chen Ian Information Systems Technology and Design
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