Personal assistant focused on keeping motivation and and helping through mental health problems.

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Due to COVID-19 pandemic, our lifestyles have changed in some particular ways we didn't imagined before. Statistics of mental health issues growth became a huge challenge. So as three Design and Technology students, and a vivid example of how the pandemic can affect someone's mental health, we decided to develop something to encourage motivation and make everyday routine less stressful and more productive.

All the design decisions in our creative process were thought carefully and based on our experience facing this issues and from the people around us with similar challenges. 

IVY is a portable assistant that can help you to keep you on track on your everyday life. From waking you up in a more natural way to show you your everyday milestone. 

With a special knock on it's deck you can turn off your alarm and have a different interaction. you can take IVY everywhere you want to! it's a pocket size for you to carry it around and have ir on your room, your living room for online school/working or if the pandemic on your current location lets you, take IVY to your workplace.

Ivy can be easily implemented by other people in future projects because of their not so complex but really important functions and ideal design. Also, this prototype does not contain difficult circuit parts to find.

Although we are really happy with our project so far, we know we can improve some functions and add some other features that can level up the idea in general. 

Category: Redefine Robots. 

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Code used for the clock, alarm and sensor.

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  • 2 × Arduino Nano
  • 10 × Ultra Blue Leds Electronic Components / Misc. Electronic Components
  • 10 × Resistors 330 Ohms
  • 3 × Resistors 4.7 k Ohms
  • 1 × O-Led Screen

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  • 1
    Programming the code and testing circuits.

    First, we started talking about the functions that the assistant need to have and figuring out what we needed in order to put together the circuit. Also, with this initial information and goal we started building the code we needed to make it work. 

    TinkerCad helped us testing some connections. 

  • 2
    Creative process.

    At first we didn't knew how we wanted our project to look. So we started sharing ideas and  drawing them in order to reach a design that the user can carry without difficulty, attractive to the eye and that inspires confidence and peace.

  • 3
    3D Modelling.

    We used Fusion360 to model the shell of our project taking care of the space needed inside, and the components. Also we started talking about materials we could use, light colors, etc.

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