Charles R. Drew Charter Senior Academy InvenTeam

Atlanta, GA
Device to monitor the backseat of a car for child or pet presence

The Charles R. Drew Senior Charter Academy InvenTeam invented a child and pet detection and alert system for cars. The system detects if a child or pet is inside a car using infrared sensors. Upon detection, an alert SMS text message is sent to the driver’s cell phone.  If the temperature inside the car reaches 95F, a voice alarm for individuals in the vicinity is activated. Finally, if the temperature inside the vehicle reaches 100F, a GPS location of the vehicle is sent to emergency management notifying them of the emergency.

Blog

May 25, 2017

Project Description Update

This has been an exceptionally busy month as we have been working to finalize our device but we are also taking standardized tests and final exams.  Congratulations to four members of our team who were a part of Drew Senior Academy’s Legacy Class. Simone, Jeffrey, Tai and Kendall all graduated on Saturday May 20th!
APP Interface iOS - We are still facing major challenges with developing an ios app that has the functionality that we would like, while having the aesthetic that we are interested in as well.

May 1, 2017

April 30, 2017


Project Description Update
In April we dedicated it to get organize, and lay everything out for our presentation. The team sat down to discuss the importance of this opportunity. We have came to a conclusion to have everything by April 29, 2017. We have set a schedule for everyone to spend as much time working on the device as possible for EurekaFest. All groups have something that needs to be assembled and finalized.

Our project description remains the same. 

March 29, 2017

Project Description Updates

The first half of the month of March was dedicated to going through our feedback that we have received from the Mid-Grant Tech Review (MGTR) . We have broken into groups, the same groups have had to add some aspects plus more groups that had to change because of the feedback that we received. We are constantly working on separate tasks that have to be completed and eventually come back together. All groups had gained information on something that needed to be ordered, assembled, and finalized. So we are able to complete the most efficient feedback that will help our final invention in the long run.

February 28, 2017

Project Description Update

The first half of February was dedicated to preparing for our presentation. In preparation for the MGTR we have broken into groups, and are working on separate tasks to complete and eventually come back together. All groups had something that needed to be ordered, assembled, and finalized. So we are able to get the most efficient feedback that will help our final invention in the long run.

January 31, 2017

Project Description Update

This month we have broken into groups, and are working on separate tasks to complete and eventually come back together. All groups had something that needed to be researched, some parts needed to be ordered and some sensors needed to be tested. The testing teams have been working tirelessly to get their sensors functioning in mock conditions. Our goal is to complete as much as possible before the Mid Grant Tech Review (MGTR), so when we present to our visitors we will receive the most efficient and informational feedback.

December 16, 2016

Project Description Update

Our internal deadline for all of our sensors to be working independently was on December 16th.We have broken into groups, and are working on separate tasks to complete and eventually come back together. All groups had  something that needed to be ordered, assembled, and finalized. The last bit of orders are being pushed out before this year ends. The testing teams have been working tirelessly to meet their deadline.
Our project description remains the same, as we are still determining the feasibility of our proposed design. Our project description is: Our device will mitigate the number of hot car deaths of children and pets.
 

 

November 30, 2016

It is hard to believe it is already nearly December! As early as November 1st we placed our first order for technologies needed for testing. We had to have our testing plans complete and reviewed by Ms. White before the testing materials arrived so that we could get started testing right away as soon as they arrived. We are going to test motion sensors, infrared sensors, and potentially image processing technologies as well to see which technology will best serve our invention.

October 31, 2016

Project Description Updates

We have made a mission statement, which is a combination of what we are going to do and how we are going to get it done. “Our device will mitigate the number of hot car deaths of children and pets. We will investigate and test a variety of technologies to integrate into a simple, reliable device with a three tiered alert system. First, a text alarm will be sent, next, a voice alarm for individuals in the vicinity will be activated, and finally a GPS location of the vehicle will be sent to authorities notifying them of the emergency.” We have memorized and recited our mission statement to make sure everyone on our team is familiar with it and fully understands what it is we want to accomplish.