Inspiration

Natural disasters (and manmade ones) are on the rise. often people have to evacuate in a hurry, and need information about their belongings and property which they leave behind, this data is valuable to users, emergency services and rescue ops

What it does

collects data from array of sensors which indicate disaster related damage

How we built it

lots of wires, sensors, electronics and testing

Challenges we ran into

integrating everything, and getting a gps lock

Accomplishments that we're proud of

all the sensors work

What we learned

sensors need calibration. gps locks need strong antennas. solar panels dont charge well in cloudy weather. its not always sunny in Philadelphia

What's next for Disaster Alert Box (DAB)

add strong radio transcievers test gps locking calibrate sensors

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