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Huiyuan Liu
Yingquan Yu
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Warning Coverage

Team members:

Yingquan Yu, NetID: yyu47 (yyu47@illinois.edu)
Huiyuan Liu, NetID: hliu88 (hliu88@illinois.edu)

Introduce and Motives:
Leaving temporality in public but you don’t want other people to look or touch your stuff? Alarming Coverage has you covered! Simply cover your stuff, arm your blanket though phones and you are ready to leave. If anyone moves anything, it will alarm the people with sounds and send you a notification though phones.

Design and component:
The Alarming Coverage consists of two part: the control board and the blanket itself.

The main functionality of board is to alarm people around it and notify user when the blanket is moved. The board is attached to the blanket and it contains a micro controller, bluetooth module, a buzzer and a battery to collect and process all the signal from sensors. People could arm the Alarming blanket through buttons on the board or through bluetooth on the phone.

The main functionality of the blanket is to detect the malicious movement from other people. To detect, we may use the combination of but not limited to IR proximity sensor, flexible sensor or photon sensor. We planned to use flexible sensor to detect the shapes changes of the blanket, IR proximity and photon sensor to detect the surrounding object distance and light changes. To make blanket works more stably and reliably, we may add magnets or suction pads to the edge of blanket so that it could mitigate environmental effects such as wind or fans.

The blanket could be controlled remotely by the mobile phone through app and connected by Bluetooth (or potentially through wifi). Using the app, user can view the status (the shape) of the blanket by using data from the sensor.

UPDATE:
Original Title: Security Blanket
After talking with TA, we think the current title might be more proper to describe our project. The blanket is mainly used to draw other people's attention when the sensors and controllers on the blanket detects the anomaly move against it or the stuff under it. Also

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