Inspiration

We knew it would be a long Hackathon so snacks would be a necessity.

What it does

Delivers snacks to people who request them.

How we built it

We used the Particle Photon Wifi module as the microcontrolller to conroll a servo wirelessly. The servo is used to press the trigger on the RC controller to make the RC car go forward and backward. Then, we created a website where users can enter their position and have the car drive snacks to them. The website reads their position and sends a message to the Photon telling the RC car how far to drive.

Challenges we ran into

  • Figuring out how to automate the driving of the RC car.
  • Figuring out how to get the users position and use it to tell the RC car how far to go.
  • Integrating Node JS into the project.

Accomplishments we're proud of

  • Autonomating control of the RC car.
  • Being able to control the car from a website.
  • Sleek web site design.
  • Learning new things we haven't seen before.

What we learned

  • How to use Particle Photon Wifi module like an arduino.
  • How to connect Photon to a website.
  • How to use Node JS.

What's next for Snyft

  • Longer distances.
  • More precise direction.
  • GPS.
  • Bigger cargo for more snacks.

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