1.4 million firearms were stolen in property crimes from 2005 to 2010. From 2005 to 2010, 3,800 people died from unintentional shootings; 1,300 of these victims were under the age 25.

We want to give firearm-owners peace of mind by letting them know whether their firearm is secure at all times.

What it does

A capacitive touch-sensor on the gun triggers a signal to be sent via a bluetooth module on an Arduino board. The bluetooth signal reaches a node.js server that triggers an SMS to be sent to a phone number registered with the gun. The status of all firearms registered with a gun owner can be viewed via an angular.js web application.

How we built it

Blood, sweat, tears, and solder. Shout-out to the HackIllinois crew for letting us use one of their Nerf blasters for the proof-of-concept.

Challenges we ran into

Lack of adequate hardware. Missed the 3d printing deadline.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

The hardware communicates with the software so we're basically leading the third wave of the internet.

What we learned


What's next for Gun Loc

Expanding as a platform for firearm analytics. Location module on the chip. Smaller form-factor.

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