Very often we've forgotten various items on the shelf, and have to try to make time to go back for them.
What it does
The shelf has various sensors for different items, and will intelligently notify you via a custom web portal. For example, it will check the weather and remind you to grab an umbrella
How we built it
The shelf is built out of wood and plexiglass, with various sensors to send you alerts. The server uses a Feather ESP8266 board to process data from the sensors, and sends the data to a web server written in Flask and JQuery.
Challenges we ran into
It was difficult to set up all of the various APIs needed for the intelligent functionality.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're glad that we got the shelf to detect the weather and post different notifications on the website based on what events happened.
What we learned
We learned critical woodworking, Flask, and IOT device building skills.
What's next for Smart Shelf
We'd like to add new compartments and sensors.