As carbon emissions are increasing, and climate change is becoming more and more severe, we were inspired by helping users become more aware of their carbon footprint.
What it does
This program will have the user choose a method of transportation (i.e. Walking, Truck, Bus). Then the user chooses their starting part and ending destination, and the number of kilometres between the two locations. It will then compute how much carbon dioxide was emitted during that trip.
How we built it
We used python throughout this project, and used Tkinter to produce the GUI.
Challenges we ran into
We were originally going to use a Google Maps API, however, as first and second-year computer science majors we decided against that and to use something that would reflect our skill levels. Creating the GUI on python was also something new that we had to learn throughout the project, and we had a steep learning curve when learning how to use Tkinter.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Because of our skill level as first and second-year computer science majors, we felt that it was a very large accomplishment when our GUI actually worked. We were very happy when everything fell into place since we spend so much time on it.
What we learned
We learned how to use Tkinter and the different elements we could add to create the GUI. We also learned how to use Gitlab, since it was new for us. So this project was a very good learning experience.
What's next for Carbon Footprint Awareness
If we had more time or resources, we could add in the Google Maps API, so that there could be an even nicer User Interface. It would be more clear, and would save the user time to find the actual distance between the two places.
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