Computer Science and Engineering

EECS 473 Fall 2020 Project Showcase, Group A

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Live Demonstration Expected Times:

Concurrent Breakout/Demo Rooms:

12:10pm – 1:30pm: Plants room, Object Tracking room, Remote Race room


Planternet of Things
Planternet of Things
Planternet of Things internal system
Planternet of Things internal system

Plants

Owning and caring for houseplants has become quite popular mostly among millennials – they are responsible for over 25% of the $48 billion houseplant industry in recent years. Yet two out of every three millennials find caring for plants intimidating. Planternet of Things is our solution to this problem. Planternet of Things is a system that takes the guesswork out of caring for plants by helping the user avoid the two most common causes for plant death: over and under watering. The system has battery and solar power, and is capable of watering and providing light to a plant based on reported temperature, humidity, ambient light, and soil moisture sensor data. Users can create a care routine specific to their plants and track relevant plant-health information displayed on the web. From beginners to more experienced users, Planternet of Things is designed to be easy to use and effective, yet minimalistic and unobtrusive.

  • Live presentation: Dec. 3, 2020, 9:45am – 10:05am
  • Breakout/Demo room: Dec. 3, 2020, 12:10pm – 1:30pm
  • Report


Object Tracking

Our GPS Tracker provides accurate coordinates for a target object. This data is then transmitted via LoRa to the cloud, where it can be displayed to the user via our mobile app from anywhere in the world. Unlike existing competitors on the market (ie. Tile), our product’s modules are able to transmit data regardless of the owner’s proximity.

  • Live presentation: Dec. 3, 2020, 10:05am – 10:25am
  • Breakout/Demo room: Dec. 3, 2020, 12:10pm – 1:30pm
  • Report

Object Tracking - Internal system
Object Tracking – Internal System
Object Tracking Map
Object Tracking – Map


RemoteRacer™ Internal System
RemoteRacer™ – Internal system
RemoteRacer™
RemoteRacer™

Remote Race

Car racing is typically restricted to racers that can meet each other at a specialized track. Recently, there are even greater restrictions as drivers would be putting themselves at risk of contracting COVID-19. The RemoteRacer™ device enables anyone to race against each other regardless of where they are in the world. Racers can connect to their device and join races through an easy-to-use, cross-platform phone app. The device uses a high-speed GPS to accurately track the racers’ locations throughout the race, and transmits this data along with vehicle acceleration to the app on the racers’ smartphones over a BLE connection. The device displays race information to an OLED LCD throughout the race, and racers may analyze their data post-race in the app.

  • Live presentation: Dec. 3, 2020, 10:25am – 10:45am
  • Breakout/Demo room: Dec. 3, 2020, 12:10pm – 1:30pm
  • Report