Inspiration

The inspiration for this project was when our team lead went through this situation himself. He had ordered a package from Amazon, and never received it. After checking his camera he came to the conclusion that his package was stolen. He realized that this situation must happen to many in the western culture that rely on delivery services for a lot of their goods.

What it does

SafeBox is a smart box that can be installed outside a residential home. Upon connection to the application, the software and hardware will not only keep your package safe but will keep track of all deliveries made to the residence. It uses barcarole technology to ensure the correct package is delivered. Using a smart key lock the package inside will be kept safe from intruders.

How we built it

We started off by designing the circuit in an online software called TinkerCad. TinkerCad would allow us to map out the breadboard and the various sensors we used. Alongside this functionality TinkerCad circuits allows you to test your code in real time.

Challenges we ran into

There were a few challenges we ran to over the course of this project. We started off by using the Telus IoT shield for the raspberry pi. As this is a proprietary board and still new to many people we did not have access to the open source community for help and examples. This set the team back a couple of hours, in hopes of using the various sensors on board. Such as the SMS module, and the GPS Module.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of finishing the code, and the circuit for the most compelx build that we have created thus far.

What we learned

What's next for SafeBox

Talk to Investors about our Idea. We know a market exists since a company Buffer Box was purchased for 25 million in the same market.

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