Have you ever wanted to walk down the street and literally not interact with anybody ever as you travelled to your destination? Perhaps you're going for a jog and want a way to tell cars and pedestrians when you're going to make a turn? Maybe you're a really bland super-villain who wants Superman to chase you, but you actually want to show him what direction you're going so that you bait him into a cave full of kryptonite? Well you won't believe what we have in store for you!
What it does
The Pedestrian Device that Allows No Kollisions, or the PDANK for short, allows no collisions! All you need to do is enter your destination and the PDANK maps out your route for you. Each time you reach a point where you need to make a turn, the intricately-designed PDANK LED system automatically flashes in a manner not unlike but definitely not stolen from car blinkers.
How we built it
To make this glorious contraption we created an Android app that uses Google Maps API's to track your current location and map out your route to your destination. At each step, our app parses the user instructions in the Google Directions get-request and converts it into meaningful data ("left" or "right").
Challenges we ran into
The biggest challenge with this project was building the app that could utilize Google Maps APIs and send get and post requests. We very quickly realized the difficulty behind figuring out Android Studio syntax and having to research all of the APIs that we would need in order for the app to be functional.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What's next for PDANK (Pedestrian Device that Allows No Kollisions)
To make the world a better place and ruin superman's day