The driver of this corvette won't be have to explain to the police that his car wasn't stolen after all. He knew the moment his car tilted.
Next time they tow, be in the know with SMS alerts.
It's NOT just a tilt sensor with an internet connection... ok, it's just a tilt sensor with an internet connection.
Towing sucks. We wanted to do something about it.
What it does
Tow Nooooo! sends you a text message when your car is getting towed.
How we built it
Particle Photon + Arduino starter kit + IFTTT
Challenges we ran into
To be honest, we probably spent more than half of the hackathon trying to get our device a WIFI connection.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Our hack works! If you set it up in your car and your car tilts back 20 degrees, you WILL get a text message.
What we learned
This was a first hardware hack for both of us.
What's next for Tow Nooooo!!!
The Particle Electron features cellular connectivity. This is the feature that will make Tow Nooooo!!! accessible to adventurous parkers around the world.
- Give tips for interacting with towing people
- Send directions and contact info for the nearest towing facility
- Map out high-risk parking areas