There’s a few ideas that I’ve gotten from my friends. Mainly as gifts, but still, there will be some considerable work involved. The hardware will probably be the easiest, at least at first. I’ll eventually make some attempts at creating my own designs. Hopefully I’ll be able to pick up some tricks from the mentors at Hackillinois! Haha, really excited to be working with some of that hardware. 😀
It works by having a user ( a potentially suicidal individual – PSI ) call our help line. The twilio phone number, using our web app in the heroku repository, calls the scheduled volunteers in order –for future releases we would use a least recently called method of calling. After this the user would either get in contact with a volunteer or sent to a voice messaging service–this is obviously not what we would want, but we don’t want to test call the police! In a real life implementation, if the volunteers were not accessible, the PSI would be connected with an emergency service.
And, it is on Github!
Daniel A. Noventa
James Mishra <- really awesome guy, pretty much a genius!
Stuffed Animal with Chip: Well, my friends may or may not be seeing this, and I’d like to keep it a bit of a surprise. I’m taking a stuffed animal, and performing a sort of brain surgery, mwahahahaha! Not really. There’s a really nifty kit that I purchased (http://www.adafruit.com/products/1759). I’ll mainly be practicing with the Arduino IDE to alter the code a bit. I’d like the toy to say her name, and alternate through a few phrases, Gemma chip memory willing.