Introduction: Panic Button Pro

Picture of Panic Button Pro

Motivation

My friend's uncle is living alone for long. If we could had taking care of him better, he would be still living healthily and happily. Millions of vulnerable people might not as lucky to have family members to take care of. Most of them are living alone. The current version of Panic Button is not powerful enough to detect most of the dangers. Our advance version Panic Button Pro provides a better solution to cover most of the cases vulnerable people might be facing. We are hoping that we could build an affortable, DIY-able solution that could save millions of life.

Hardware required

  • Intel Edison Board (Adriano, Intel Galileo, Raspberry Pi, or any other board could be used but we have chosen Edison Board because it's powerful and recommended)
  • Extension Board (For pins and sensor)
  • Temperature Sensor (Grove Starter Sensor Kit would be a good choice to have all necessary sensors)
  • LCD RGB backlight
  • Dust sensor
  • Air Quality sensor
  • Sound sensor
  • Mini speaker
  • Button

Step 1: Step 1: Connect Sensor Onto the Board

Picture of Step 1: Connect Sensor Onto the Board

There are different types of pin provided by Intel Edison. Some of the pins are for digital signal and some of those are for analog. We have to plug them on the correct type of pins:

Analog:

  • Temperature Sensor
  • Dust Sensor
  • Air Quality Sensor

Digital:

  • Button
  • Buzzer
  • Touch

Step 2: Step 2: Coding

Copy the code from github and export to the Intel Edison Board:

** The code is cleaning up to confront best practice. Will upload it once it's done **

Step 3: Step 3: Setting Up Portal

Download portal code from github and host it on a web server or localhost

A web interface which allow you to update the Sensor configuration and connect to data

** The code is cleaning up to confront best practice. Will upload it once it's done **

Step 4: Step 4:

Use a cardboard box as a case, tidy up all the wire!

After you wire everything up, the lowest cost solution is to modify your Intel Edison Box and stick all the sensor on it.

Comments

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

Clever alert system. You should definitely continue to develop this.