App + Smart-Lock
For a school project we had to come up with a new idea for a concept. For the concept we could choose from several themes like: Smart Home, eHealth, Leisure, Food, Identity and Education, but other themes were also possible. I worked in a group of 5 with Nick, Joel, Sander, Joeri en myself. All the products down below have been made by me.
We came up with the idea to make a assistant for in student homes for improving the intercommunication. the product will consist of an smartphone App and a Smart-Lock. At first we wanted to use an iPad for our product with thermostat, lights and many other options integraded in the system, but ultimately we have removed this idea because it would be too expensive for students.
With the App you can keep track of who's at home in combination with the Smart-Lock. The Smart-Lock consist of an Arduino to scan NFC-tags. Every occupant has their own NFC-key to get into the house or log-out. This status is maintained in the App so the residents know who each other are at home. Other functions in the App are a messageboard for posting general messages for the whole house, a payment system to keep track of payments, a schedule for tasks like: the dishes, cleaning or shopping.
The App is built with HTML and CSS as a prototype.
You can find he whole proces down below!
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