It was early in the morning...
While in New York this summer, we found it hard to keep track of where we were going and taking pictures of the monuments. Constantly switching between Maps and Camera, we thought that there had to be a better way.
What it does
The hat takes pictures at the press of a button and then sends them to you. Two LEDs on the front of the cap also indicate which direction you should travel, in order to arrive at your destination. To choose your destination you message our chatbot name HatBot.
How we built it
Python, Raspberry Pi, LED's, Power bank, baseball cap, wires, awesome roomy Matthew, Pi Camera, Hot Glue, Firebase, Flask, and <3
Challenges we ran into
Raspberry choosing new IP addresses. finding the right hardware, getting hot glue instead of tape, wiring it properly, writing the multi-threaded code, integrating with Twilio, Firebase, and Google Maps.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Making the coolest hardware hack ever!!!
What we learned
Don't be so ambitious right off the races. Plan your time - definitely, don't waste it. Be early, stay close to what's happening, and stay hydrated!
What's next for SmartHat
Implementing new features such as an AR display, and shrinking it