Trade in is a mobile app that brings local community members together through social interaction of trading goods and services. Showing what residents need on a day to day basis, users are able to post what they have to offer in exchange for what they need. Trade in takes the anonymity out of purchasing items and services and brings back the old ways of support within your community. By using Trade in, users are able to build connections with community members ultimately strengthening ties creating a sustainable community.
Turnout is a data-driven mobile application for people to organize, discover, and join activities happening around them. Turnout visually represents crowds using passive location tracking data, but only for groups of people rather than individual users. By giving users a platform to see all the events around them, they get real-time, relevant information, allowing them to get out in the environment quick and easily. Having the power to see crowds, leave comments, and check in to events without tying any of your personal information to the application allows users to get involved and use the app comfortably without fear of privacy invasion.
Tilt is an alternative to the typical alarm clock. As opposed to pushing the snooze button, Tilt’s customized bed frame actually gets you out of bed, helping to eliminate your snoozing habits. When your alarm goes off and a microphone connected to the Arduino detects this sound for at least 3 seconds, an air pump is triggered. The pump is connected to a vinyl plastic tube, which fills with air and acts as a jack underneath the mattress to raise one side of the bed. The angle of the bed increases, causing you to roll out of bed. Over time, people will develop a habit of actually getting up when the alarm goes off.