Inspiration

In 2018 there were at least 6,677 Million Metric Tons of CO2 being released and causing the greenhouse effect and climate change. The transportation sector generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions-28%.

What it does

Our website has a preset measuring system that will measure whether the user’s inputted data is higher or lower than the benchmark and by how much. So our benchmark variable is 7000 steps and for each additional 1000 steps above the benchmark the user will be rewarded 100 coins where they can purchase items in the “store”. The items in the store currently include houses, apartments, and hotels which can directly increase the number of people (the population) on the user’s planet. The more people you have on your planet the higher your rankings are on the leaderboard. The leaderboard will show the user’s ranking and the top 10 ranked users. Represent your country and earn a spot on the leaderboard! If the user’s steps are less than 7000, every 1000 steps missed will result in 5% of the increase in carbon emissions rate. Why does that matter? Because it is directly correlated to the population of your planet. For example, If the carbon emission rate of the user’s planet reaches 50%, then 20% of the people on the user’s planet will unfortunately die. So on and so forth. Carbon Planet’s simplistic instructions and design make it suitable for any age group to play. It’s interactive, competitive, and interesting to play. Users are able to have real-life interactions with this website.

How I built it

We use BlueJ as the platform and we are using Java Swing to create GUIs

Challenges I ran into

We ran into this problem that we couldn't convert the code to HTML and publish it, so we used the video demo format to show the judges the prototype. We are going to develop this into a real app with more budgets being invested in this project.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

We actually created a prototype as beginners in 24 hours.

What I learned

teamwork and good communication is essential

What's next for Carbon Planet

We are going to develop this into a real app with more budgets being invested in this project so that users can link their "health app" to our app and don't need to input data on a daily basis.

Built With

  • bluej
  • javaflow
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