My name is Cavan Biggs, and my team name is 'Binary Chaos'. I'm currently a 3rd year student at Conestoga College enrolled in the Software Engineering Technology(SET) program. As part of my capstone project this Wiki was created to give insights into the project I'm currently working on.
What I am making is a vehicle monitoring system called AutoX Watchdog, which is a stand alone unit that will be placed on the dashboard of a person's vehicle, the system is able to monitor activity around a person's car, and communicate with a mobile application designed for the AutoX Watchdog system. The user is also able to send commands to request the unit to capture images from various angles within the vehicle.
Once the system is turned on it uses infrared sensors to monitor its surroundings, when an object is detected a sensor is triggered sending a signal to a motor that will position a camera in the direction of the triggered sensor. The camera once it's in position will start capturing images, these images are then sent via SMS to a user's phone notifying them that an object was detected near their vehicle with an accompanying image to review and decide if there's a need for concern or not.
I got the idea to make AutoX Watchdog by wanting to develop a system that didn't depend on cloud storage, and gave the user control over their data by only requiring a SMS/MMS(text messages and picture messages) cellular subscription which after initial setup fees only cost around $10 a month. The dashboard camera market has many systems, but our system offers the unique feature of both instantly receiving alerts, and controlling the unit through our mobile application making the use of the system very user friendly.
• January - Begin testing of components, and assembly of initial prototype, and start initial development of mobile application.
• February - Have both prototype, and mobile application communicating, and meeting functional requirements
• March - Refine and test all components, software, and features.
• April - Present Minimum Viable Product to prospective investors, and current stakeholders.
==== Below are videos showing the various stages of the prototyping process during the project's development and testing. ====
PIR Sensor Testing
PIR Sensors Controlling Servo
Testing Sensors and Servos