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What are the unique IOT project ideas?

Question asked by Durgesh Srivastava in #Coffee Room on Jan 14, 2020
Durgesh Srivastava
Durgesh Srivastava · Jan 14, 2020
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What are some unique IOT based project ideas for engineering students? Please suggest. 

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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Jan 14, 2020
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Internet of Thing or IOT is an interesting domain. Let's look at some of the project ideas in the IOT domain that engineering students can work on -

1. Athlete Performance Tracker

Your engineering project could develop a performance tracker for athletes. The device could make use of accelerometers, gyroscopes, accelerometers, temperature, moisture sensors to track athlete's movements and record them in real time. It could transmit all these measurements in real time to trackers and monitoring systems. 

2. Smart Home Security System

Smart home security system could make use of a mesh of sensors mounted across strategic locations that track the movements of the people. It could make use of video cameras to monitor personnel and inform concerned authorities. 

3. IOT Based Traffic System

Smart cities require proper traffic monitoring systems. IoT based traffic system would make use of smart sensors to track the movement of four-wheelers and two-wheelers on road and inform the traffic controllers. It could be used to operate the signals on the road and also relay the information to mobile applications. 

I think these could get you started. Will add more later. Let's wait for more project ideas from fellow engineers.

Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ · Jan 15, 2020
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IoT Project Idea: Solar Powered Disaster Radio using Mesh Networking

There is an interesting IoT project I recently came across called Disaster Radio. It is a solar powered wifi access node that uses LPWAN (low power wide area network) to communicate with other access nodes using mesh networking. This is in case during a natural disaster and the telco network is down, emergency communication can still be established between these nodes across a very large area.

Some ideas to consider:
- Low cost component to make it affordable to mass produce
- Low powered electronics to run under solar power
- Tough enclosure to endure outdoor conditions
- Limited size of embedded computing capability
- Bandwidth limitation of LPWAN, so need to think about what suitable protocols to use

Would be good for engineering students to try fabricate this solution for their communities.

Link to hardware info & source codes: disaster.radio | a disaster-resilient communications network powered by the sun 

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