A project log for Hands Free Phone Accessability

A device + app that allows you to access features of your phone while driving, without taking your eyes off the road.

noah-penaNoah Pena 06/02/2015 at 04:030 Comments

My idea for this project began when I started playing around with the APDS9960

The APDS9960 is a RGB Color/Gesture Sensor. It supports 6 built in gestures and I thought it would be perfect for some sort of user accessability project. I eventually thought of using it in the car to change the music without having to press a button or look at your phone, and I started to expand on that idea until on got this project idea. The APDS9960 module i'm using is a breakout board from Sparkfun :

However I needed a way to connect to the user's phone in order to handle their music program and so I decided on using bluetooth to connect with the user's phone. Bluetooth modules aren't terribly expensive and are (for the most part) easy to use. I decided on the HC-06 Serial Bluetooth module because of its cost.