Noisy neighbors and neighborhoods
What it does
monitors noise levels, creates non-confrontational communication between neighbors, tracks and maps noise levels in cities
How we built it
Htoo Wai built a sensor using an electret mic. Gabby and Arsal setup the esp8266, and came up with the idea that ended the brainstorming torture. Amanda setup the raspberry pi servers with data logging and interface. Finn designed and 3D printed our cases, and put together our backup sensor.
Challenges we ran into
quality sensor readings best protocols for storing and tansferring data live web updates slow processing of large amounts of data server crashed
Accomplishments that we're proud of
the sensor hardware setup
What we learned
brainstorming is hard how to make a sound sensor op amps! esp8266 - connect processes
What's next for Noisy or Nice
figuring out best ways to sample data for apartment level, building level, and city level. Adding anonymous response system for neighbors to alert each other of noise pollution. Complete interactive dashboard/ infographics.