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66 Warning Coverage
Huiyuan Liu
Yingquan Yu
Dongwei Shi appendix
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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

Wireless IntraNetwork

Daniel Gardner, Jeeth Suresh

Wireless IntraNetwork

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There is a drastic lack of networking infrastructure in unstable or remote areas, where businesses don’t think they can reliably recoup the large initial cost of construction. Our goal is to bring the internet to these areas. We will use a network of extremely affordable (<$20, made possible by IoT technology) solar-powered nodes that communicate via Wi-Fi with one another and personal devices, donated through organizations such as OLPC, creating an intranet. Each node covers an area approximately 600-800ft in every direction with 4MB/s access and 16GB of cached data, saving valuable bandwidth. Internal communication applications will be provided, minimizing expensive and slow global internet connections. Several solutions exist, but all have failed due to costs of over $200/node or the lack of networking capability.

To connect to the internet at large, a more powerful “server” may be added. This server hooks into the network like other nodes, but contains a cellular connection to connect to the global internet. Any device on the network will be able to access the web via the server’s connection, effectively spreading the cost of a single cellular data plan (which is too expensive for individuals in rural areas). The server also contains a continually-updated several-terabyte cache of educational data and programs, such as Wikipedia and Project Gutenberg. This data gives students and educators high-speed access to resources. Working in harmony, these two components foster economic growth and education, while significantly reducing the costs of adding future infrastructure.