Forest fire caused a significant damage to many cities last year in California. My team wants to build a network of IoT that could detect fire leading to faster prevention methods.
What it does
It uses gas, temperature and humidity sensors to collect data. This data is then sent to a base station using wireless long range radio.
How I built it
Uses ESP32 micro-controller connected to four different sensors to monitor gas, humidity and temperature characteristics in the surrounding area.
Challenges I ran into
Getting the sensors and the micro-controller to interface properly and also getting the PPM value for the gas to monitor the gas amount.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Able to send and receive data between micro-controllers.
What I learned
We learned to use different type of sensors, and also working under stress.
What's next for CruzFire
Calibrate the data to be more accurate and publish our data to a database online for us to monitor.