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43 Kitchen Dry Ingredient Tracker
Anju Jain
Nynika Badam
Sanjana Kumar
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**Kitchen Dry Ingredient Tracker**

Team Members:
- Anju Jain (anjuyj2)
- Nynika Badam (nbadam2)
- Sanjana Kumar (spkumar4)

**Problem**

In our day to day lives, it's hard to keep track of ingredients in our kitchen and make sure we replenish it often. In order to remedy this, we propose a kitchen dry ingredient tracker.

**Solution**

Our system is designed to track and communicate with users about their ingredient necessities. Each individual ingredient tracker can be tailored to different lower weight threshold measurements.
Our system will use an app to maintain a digital grocery list. If an ingredient is running low, our system will add the ingredient to a digital grocery list. We also will have the option of adding the ingredient to the user's choice of online shopping cart. Users can remove ingredients' names from the list after purchase. ​​If a user is outside and is close to a grocery store (500 m), mobile app notification will be sent to the user's phone to notify them about necessary ingredient/s.

**Solution Components**

## Subsystem 1: LED
LED lights are placed at each ingredient and will light up when a certain percentage of total ingredients are low to indicate a more urgent grocery run.
Components: LEDs (from previous semester lab kits) or LED strip (12V-NB-CW-01M), LED Driver

## Subsystem 2: Weight Sensor
Our system will have 3 weight sensors to track 3 different ingredients. This can be extended for a system with more ingredients.
Each weight sensor will have a button to indicate if that weight sensor is active.
The weight sensor will be used to make sure the dry ingredient has not gone below the minimum weight limit.
Components: weight sensor Alpha (Taiwan) MF01A-N-221-A05, button (from previous lab kits)

## Subsystem 3: Microcontroller
Our system will be powered by plugging the microcontroller to the wall.
It will keep constant track of weight fluctuations for ingredients and send the data to the app.
It will be responsible for controlling individual ingredient’s LEDs.
Components: Microcontroller

## Subsystem 4: App
We will build an Apple based mobile app to provide connectivity between the user and the system.
User specifies which weight sensor station corresponds to what ingredient and its lower weight threshold (grams).
The app will maintain a digital grocery list.
If an ingredient is running low, our system will add the ingredient to a digital grocery list.
We also will have the option of adding the ingredient to the user's choice of online shopping cart.
Users can remove ingredients' names from the list after purchase.
​​If a user is outside and is close to a grocery store (500 m), mobile app notification will be sent to the user's phone to notify them about necessary ingredient/s.

# Criterion For Success
1. System should be able to measure changes in ingredient weights
- Add/Remove ingredient from grocery list/ online store shopping cart
2. Indicate when an ingredient needs replenishing through app
- mobile app should add ingredient name to digital shopping list
- Or add ingredient to an online store shopping cart
3. When many ingredients (2 out of 3) are low, LED lights should turn on around these ingredients
4. If the user’s phone is 500 m or less from a grocery store, mobile app should send reminder to visit the store if there are ingredients in the digital grocery list (if the user chose not to go the online shopping route)

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