Welcome aboard! Linnaeus University student Elona Dikam, Professor Arianit Kurti and team members: Professor Christina Mortberg, with students Andreas Koczkas, and Suyesh Amatya are going to create a way to engage seniors in social media. They call their project “@ctive Life” and declare that engaging seniors is important to their well-being. Can’t wait to hear all about it!
After testing with Arduino for our smart classroom project, we are working on prototyping two boards (master and slaves) in order to gather and process all the information in the sensor network at the classroom.
The master board is responsible for interacting with the smart classroom, monitoring the temperature, the amount of indoor light and the teacher’s presence to turn on the projector, as well a graphic LCD display for monitoring all the components. This card works with a microcontroller Pic18f4550.
The temperature module works with a DHT22 sensor with a temperature range from -40 °C to 80 °C with a resolution of 0.1. The lighting module has a LDR sensor with high index of lumens and the proximity module uses an ultrasonic sensor.
All modules communicate with the slave boards via the XBee communication module.