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Image Recognition and Virtual Reality for Unmanned Systems

By Opanka Mike Aro

Unmanned car or bus system rider identification App and cargo ship monitoring Solutions.

 

My projects provide solutions to transportation, energy and shipping problems or use cases. The first project consist of an app and a solution for detecting the face of a rider of a driverless car or bus. The second solution is virtual reality system for image recognition and remote monitoring of unmanned cargo ships from a command control center.

What would you build should you score a free board?:
For solution development
Why does it matter? How does it truly make positive impact?:
It solves some of the problems associated with energy and cost of shipping and future problems that might arise in driverless cars or buses.
Are you 100% committed to submit an entry should you land a free board? :
Yes
Submitted on Jun 24, 2017 at 5:55 AM.
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Color Detector using Arduino & Unity 3D

By 18485481 1534093113270594 2903371948768912323 n Jagath Wijesinghe

This is build using tcs 3200 color sensor. Using this sensor we can detect colors. So we connect the Arduino model with Unity 3d software and demonstrates the color real time. It's possible to develop a good looking various models enabled demonstrator software. Also it can be developed as mobile app so we can communicate using Bluetooth or WiFi. This project has wide range of applications, such as apparel industry and many more. The point is when we have correct light we can have the exact RGB value. So it helps to identify the color more accurately.

What would you build should you score a free board?:
I am a B.Sc. in Software Engineering Honors Degree undergraduate(Level 3) University of Kelaniya - Sri Lanka. I am familiar with Arduino and related stuff. I have made line following bot, fighting bot, balancing bot and this color sensing project and many more. I am passionate about doing things with Arduino related to IOT.
Why does it matter? How does it truly make positive impact?:
This one can make a good positive impact in many industries. When we develop this as handheld tool that can carry anywhere with a mobile app it can make a huge impact.
Are you 100% committed to submit an entry should you land a free board? :
Not only this project I am involving with different different Arduino and Software based projects, as I think I am eligible to award a free board.
Submitted on Jun 23, 2017 at 7:58 AM.
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Face Detection

By 90e7d9c14aaa53fd59a954d9e7f8710d Adithya Nair

The main purpose of face detection as well as fingerprint sensor to get the missing people in a vast country like India.

What would you build should you score a free board?:
A Facedetector and a fingerprint recorder
Why does it matter? How does it truly make positive impact?:
In a country like India everyday thousands of children ,teen and adults get missed up kidnbapped or either raped to stop this this recorder will help.
Are you 100% committed to submit an entry should you land a free board? :
yes
Submitted on Jun 21, 2017 at 7:53 AM.
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Cognitive autonomous IoT Water Meter

By Instagram Edwin Kestler

Imagine you could administer remotely your water utility service in real time, turning on or off your water services according to your usage patterns or needs, and not just letting the water flow in all the time, you could prevent taps for leaking a single drop per one faucet per one home leaking wastes 34 galons of water per year multiply that for 10,00 homes that 347,159 GALONS a YEAR and a running toilet? A "running" toilet can waste two gallons of water per minute. A silent leak in a toilet can waste up to 7,000 gallons of water per month!!! now imagine if you could also derive water pattern usage in time, now imagine you could do the same for all the water meters in your neighborhood, in your block in your city... unfortunately although IoT enables us to do the administration part ITS humanly impossible for a person or group of persons to monitor and correlate all the data to make it meaningful, it would take an army of people to look at the data alone to make something out of it, this is where Machine Learning and AI come in handy, its this precise BIG data analysis what they do best.

The ubiquitous growth of data provides value in almost every domain of society and the water
domain is not an exception. From preventing man‐made disasters like overflowing rivers
containing toxic waste, to natural flooding, to raising public awareness in water conservation and
minimizing the impacts of drought in arid regions. Finally,  simply saving costs by improving the
reliability of a city’s public water works has tremendous value. All of these goals are possible with
the effective use of Big Data technologies. This Project attempts to provide an open source web platform and hardware tool set to show what big data can do, not only by a short analysis of Big Data in the water utilities, but also by illustrating the value of big data with real‐life examples across the world! This project seeks to automate Water management thorough deep leaning in big data, for the automation of remote management of water utilities. so lets start connecting

What would you build should you score a free board?:
we would improve the machine learning capcities of the board and build a 2.0 version of the water meter
Why does it matter? How does it truly make positive impact?:
Water conservation is essential for resource management, just in california the wort deougth in a decade was experienced and water usage monitoring and conservation must reach the endpoint to be effective
Are you 100% committed to submit an entry should you land a free board? :
yes
Submitted on Jun 21, 2017 at 5:29 AM.
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Mobile Robot Tele-Operation with Data Acquisition

By 431321007c7cda0d5ebf9d16427fe518 Christopher M. Coballes

The design of tele-mobile robot with on-board multi sensors that can be controlled and monitored efficiently.

What would you build should you score a free board?:
I will used it as a CPU of the robot
Why does it matter? How does it truly make positive impact?:
It is a necessity in the K11-K12 Robotics Program
Are you 100% committed to submit an entry should you land a free board? :
Yes
Submitted on Jun 21, 2017 at 4:17 AM.
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Orientron

By Pic Tushar Chugh

 

Orientron is an e-paper based interactive device which displays the relevant information from your favorite apps. This ultra low power button-less device can be rotated 90 degrees to switch to one of the 4 subscribed apps. Users can select these 4 favorite apps from the phone. For the demo purposes, the device now has four applications: cricket score, stock updates, weather updates, and horoscope. The vision is to build orientron APIs through which any user can subscribe to four services (each for a different orientation) from a list of many services, such as Facebook, cricket score, Twitter, Amazon shipping status. weather update, horoscope etc.

 

What would you build should you score a free board?:
The device used e-paper display from Embedded Artists. Arduino 101 is used as the compute unit. The inbuilt BLE provides the capability to receive and transmit data to the smartphones. In addition, the accelerometer on Arduino 101 helps in detecting the orientation. The WindowsStore/Android application communicated
Why does it matter? How does it truly make positive impact?:
A lot of people spend most of their time in the day working in front of the computer screens. While working on our tasks often we get the temptation to switch to check the latest updates on our social network, our favorite sports, latest stock updates, weather and more. This distraction is the productivity killer and a study by Microsoft Research suggests that now our average concentration span has decreased from 20 minutes to just 8 minutes. In order for people to work with their full potential, there is a need for people to overcome these productivity killers.


 

The idea is to decouple the temptations like Facebook, ESPN and Twitter from the laptop so that people can access the same information without changing the tabs on their laptops.
Are you 100% committed to submit an entry should you land a free board? :
Yes
Submitted on Jun 17, 2017 at 2:56 PM.
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Automated Windows in Home

By A3aaee7af990bdc3735cbab93ac9c715 Athul Unnithan

Automated windows

These windows can sense the rain and close automatically. Not only rain but also various factors like strong wind, dust  etc.This is a great idea in home automation. The window will filter the air and can be connected to air conditioning remote , so one touch open and close command. In India we do receive a lot of wind and dust, rain too , in other countries also the situation is not much different. So this will be a great work I can do with some boards.

Thank you :)

What would you build should you score a free board?:
Automated Window- An Essential part in Future Homes
Why does it matter? How does it truly make positive impact?:
It does matter, as it will be a lot time saving and will protect your windows and rooms. It also filters the room air.So it does work.
Are you 100% committed to submit an entry should you land a free board? :
Yes , I am 101% committed .This is my passion, I started building innovative things since 10 yes. So I am confident.
Submitted on Jun 17, 2017 at 8:52 AM.
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IoT Rowing Device

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The fitness industry is seeing a rise in the use of technology such as wearables and smart devices. In a report by Strategy Analytics, wearable shipments reached 22 million units in the first three months of 2017, up from 18.2 million in the same period from 2016. With such a demand for fitness technology, it follows that there can be further development in the field of fitness technology using the Intel Edison Board.

For example, there are rowing machines in certain gyms that simulate rowing but do not provide much feedback. Using an IoT device with sensors, you can send more information such as speed, resistance, and intensity of rowing to a mobile application.

The smart rowing device is a rowing machine connected to an Intel Edison board with sensors. It sends data from the device to a mobile application using a service in the cloud. The user gets real-time data in a visually appealing manner through an informative dashboard. With this feedback cycle, the user can row safely and efficiently.

What would you build should you score a free board?:
I would build a device that is connected to a rowing machine. It uses sensors to relay information such as duration of rowing, intensity of movement, and speed. The information is processed through a service such as AT&T M2X and sent to a mobile application. The data would then be shown as a graph with motivational insights and the user can earn badges for crossing certain thresholds.
Why does it matter? How does it truly make positive impact?:
Athletes such as competitive rowers from D1 colleges would gain valuable insights on their rowing mechanics and get better performance. It can reduce rowing related injuries by providing real-time data and motivate athletes to row harder.

With the growing trend of obesity, I believe that technology can play a vital role in providing users with valuable information to help them perform at their peak without injuring themselves.
Are you 100% committed to submit an entry should you land a free board? :
Yes. I have access to rowing equipment at my gym and if I received a board, I would work on a prototype and submit a project.
Submitted on Jun 1, 2017 at 3:56 AM.
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Intel Timelapse and Cam Monitor

By 7ee45bfc6ad6d18e9581dc422169836c Tek Elephant

Intel Timelapse and Cam Monitor (ITCM)

Intel Timelapse and Cam Monitor is a camera module attached to Intel Edison Board.  ITCM can take timelapse and motion detection images/videos for security purposes.

The newly built application will take Long exposure Night (lowlight) images for Time Lapse and/or Motion. Has smooth twilight transitions based on a threshold light setting, so a real time clock is not required. Customization settings are saved in a conf files.

The platform is primarily designed for headless operation and includes sync script that can securely synchronize files with a users portable drive or to cloud. This works well for remote security cameras. Camera config settings can be administered remotely from cloud. 

What would you build should you score a free board?:
Intel Timelapse and Cam Monitor is a camera module attached to Intel Edison Board. ITCM can take timelapse and motion detection images/videos, separately or together.
Why does it matter? How does it truly make positive impact?:
Truly it will be a showcase of Intel IOT board's capability. With this tiny device we don't need a big camera and PC set up to take time lapse photos. Also this tiny device will be used as a security monitoring device when needed without any additional costs.
Are you 100% committed to submit an entry should you land a free board? :
Yes. It will be published with the source code and setup instructions.
Submitted on Jun 1, 2017 at 3:37 AM.
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Thermoelectric Lunchbox

By Dscn0986 Brian Cottrell

Background

A typical household consumes more electricity for heating and cooling purposes than any other single use and the refrigerator is often the most power hungry appliance of all. According to the second law of thermodynamics, for all of the heat removed from the interior of the fridge to keep it's contents cool, a greater amount is added outside where it's released and distributed throughout the room. It's not difficult to imagine a better use for this heat in a household that features such appliances as ovens, cloths dryers, and water heaters. The challenge come in transferring heat between locations and customers not yet ready for large, expensive, multipurpose appliances.

Our team decided to address this challenge on a smaller scale placing a thermoelectric cooling plate inside of a lunch box or cooler to simultaneously heat and cool the contents. Further, since a user generally doesn't care about the temperature of the food until they are about to consume it, the timing of the heating and cooling can be controlled and adjusted to so that it is only active when needed.

Description

The thermoelectric lunchbox is a network connected insulated food container, such as a lunchbox or cooler, with the interior divided into two sections by a thermoelectric cooling module such that when powered, one side of the container is heated while the other is cooled. The container connects to a mobile app through bluetooth allowing the user to manage the container's power consumption and timing of the hearter/cooler so that it's contents reach the ideal temperatures immediately before consumption.

 

What would you build should you score a free board?:
A control board connects to a relay directing current to an array of theromoelectric coolers. The coolers, with heat sinks attached on one side, are sandwiched between conductive plates that make of the hot and cold surfaces of the product. The control board features a bluetooth module making the relays, and therefore the temperature of the plates, controllable from a mobile device application. A set of thermistors connected to the control board can return the temperature of each plate back to the mobile application.

The entire module is them placed inside an insulated cooler or lunchbox such that is forms two separate sealed compartments. The module com be powered by a rechargable battery and if needed feature a fan on each side for circulating air within each compartment.
Why does it matter? How does it truly make positive impact?:
The termoelectric cooler provides a quick, compact, and inexpensive way for cooling and heating, however it is not very energy efficient. A control system minimizes the energy use to create a product that is practical and suited for everyday use. While the technology is easiest to implement in a lunchbox, it could also have applications within containers for food delivery or within larger home and kitchen appliances.
Are you 100% committed to submit an entry should you land a free board? :
Yes, I have already ordered and received most of the pieces including the thermoelectric cooling modules.
Submitted on May 31, 2017 at 6:20 AM.
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IoT DigiSwitch Board

By 7e0a2b12105158a7e2b2d273a65e753e user035366670

IoT controllable Digital Switch Board, where each Machanical switches are converted into Digital switches and indicators, which will solve a great barier in IoT Home Automation.

I couldn't disclose all informations.

What would you build should you score a free board?:
Its a creative innovation by changing tredeational ways of switing systems.
Why does it matter? How does it truly make positive impact?:
I am so sure. And i have made the mini protype of the project. And coding is in progress for the higher version.
Are you 100% committed to submit an entry should you land a free board? :
Ofcourse. I need help with a free board. Since i couldnt afford such cashs in this phase.
Submitted on May 31, 2017 at 5:37 AM.
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Suicide Prevention Gun Safe Locking System

By Amanda headshot (1 of 1) gktvfakxrp Amanda Cowin

Idea

Our team is designing a safer gun safe with respect to suicide prevention. Our solution consists of equipping a gun safe with a secondary magnetic lock connected to the cloud, using an Arduino as a controller, and a having a web app interface. The reason for this is to prevent access to firearms without human interaction in the hopes of preventing suicide.

Concept Details

The system would use a magnetic lock manipulated by an app. Each person allowed in the household to use the firearms would have an account. When they were in need of the firearm they would use the app to request to all authorized app members to open the safe remotely. Those that are registered as authorized within the app will receive notice of who is requesting access. Access to the fire arms is granted by any one of the authorized users pushing the "unlock button" that only appears with and when a request is sent. Once opened an alert is sent to all authorized users that the safe has been opened and the original request will no longer have an option to unlock the safe. If there is an emergency and a firearm is needed for protection an "Emergency Off" button will be accessible but a notice is sent to all app members under that safes account.

What would you build should you score a free board?:
The suicide prevention gun safe locking system.
Why does it matter? How does it truly make positive impact?:
Our mission is to provide a secondary locking system for your gun safe that allows for direct human contact to those wishing to use a firearm for recreation or protection of family or in rural areas, livestock. This system will help with suicide prevention in the sense that no person can open the safe without reaching out to another. A family can choose to take an extra step if suicide is a concern. This extra step can encourage and enforce house rules such as, calling the individual requesting the safe to be open, having the ability to control the safe remotely, and do all of this on your cell phone. If you talk to the individual requesting the safe be open and you feel they are at risk you have the ability to talk to them and help them make the choice of life!
Are you 100% committed to submit an entry should you land a free board? :
Yes.
Submitted on May 31, 2017 at 4:11 AM.
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