We got inspired by the multiple incidents at UNC Charlotte. Some students were robbed at gun point in the middle of the night. Moreover, a lot of students study late at night in the library before walking to their dorm.
What it does
The whole idea was based on having Tiger Lily be a small keychain with two buttons. One button would was supposed send out a signal to alert the police and anyone linked to the app and send your location using GPS. We were also planning on using Microsoft Azure Facial Recognition to send out a detailed list of an attacker's features. However, right now, we used Balsamiq to make a prototype of what the Tiger Lily app would look like.
How we built it
We tried using the DragonBoard 410c along with the Arduino Sensor Mezzanine to attach the two buttons.
Challenges we ran into
Connecting to the internet with the DragonBoard because it required using Linux which we're not familiar with. We tried to switch to Arduino but it didn't have a GPS component nor was it being detected on our laptops.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
How detailed we made the design, and also well we applied it to everyday. Moreover, its a safety device that not only girls can use, but everyone, and giver parents a piece of mind.
What we learned
We learned a lot about Azure Facial Recognition and more about Microsoft API.
What's next for Tiger Lily
Getting a smaller board and implementing the design.