Skincare! A desire to make something as tedious as reapplying sunscreen easier to remember.
What it does
It measures the UV in the vicintity, as often as the user chooses. Based on the spf of the sunscreen that the user enters, it determines when they should run out of spf protection, and sends them a text to reapply.
How we built it
We interfaced with Arduino to get UV readings from the veml6070 UV sensor, which we then plotted on a graph. We used twillio to get the timestep and spf from the user via text, as well as to deliver the text when its time to reapply
Challenges we ran into
merging the data acquisition with the text service
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
How to interface with hardware + how to send text to users and user REST APIs! As well as how to come up with a flexible mathematical model
What's next for Burn Notice
better, more accurate model