Introduction: Link

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Inspired by our modern world, in which distance is an unspoken member of every relationship, we developed Link.

Link is a platform to connect people in a simple yet meaningful way. Powered by the internet of things and the intel edison platform, Link allows you to connect with your loved ones and have a lo-fi communication.

Step 1: Pull the Code

The code is present on two github repos:

Here is the code that you will need to deploy to your intel edison:

https://github.com/pierrechevalier83/hackaton_iot

And here is the code you will need for running your own server:

https://github.com/ruiramos/hackathon_iot_server


Clone both these repos.
To deploy code to your edison,
* export EDISON_HOST="you_edison_name.local"
* from the hackaton_iot folder:
npm run deploy

Step 2: Plug in the Sensors

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You need:
* intel edison
* Grove base shield
* Grove sensor kit

Wire all the sensors as described in comments in hackaton_iot/sensors.js

Step 3: Build a Fancy Case

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Your imagination is the limit.

Step 4: Link Your Friends!

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By touching the touch sensor, you attempt to link with your friend.
They will hear a sound, the red led will turn on and their LCD will look as in the picture.
If they touch the sensor, you are connected.

While no-one lets go of the touch sensor, you are sharing that precious moment <3

Step 5: Connect

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One of the apps we made let's you share your mood with your friend by using a rotary sensor.

More screenshots: https://slides.com/ruiramos/link

Comments

AmCoder (author)2016-05-15

wow :)

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-05-15

Cool way to connect with people.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-05-15

Cool way to connect with people.

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