We were inspired by the issue of people being unaware of things. Examples being how dangerous is it really to go outside during a pandemic in this specific town or is there a flood warning or hail etc. To make sure people are safe and aware we created Alexia which will always be accessible.
What it does
Alexia is a clock mainly so it must show the time but on top of that, it shows the weather report to warn you about anything bad heading your way and a COVID count with the percent of city infected to really help you understand is it safe or not where you are.
How we built it
We separated the task where one would be working on API requests from several places such as Openwather Map API while the other one works on the circuit and the C++ code that runs the Arduino. The third person was there to assist us both with issues and help us code.
Challenges we ran into
Some challenges we ran into was getting the LCD display to display the things we wanted and actually get the Arduino to function how we like it. Also since we live in America it was hard to adjust for some of the ceremonies and workshops since our time is 10 hours behind.
Accomplishments that we are proud of
We are proud to complete this hack in time and have our Arduino circuit work.
What we learned
We learned how to work with OpenWeatherMap API and covid19 API. Also how to build a circuit using an Arduino and display things on to the Arduino.
What's next for Alexia
We would like to add a lot more functionality such as a temperature monitor check to prompt you to check your temperature which you will be able to do directly on the clock and create a nice looking case to encase it. More features on https://github.com/Awty-Hackclub/Alexia.