Starting Tuesday, November 17, 2015 until Tuesday, November 24, you (and your friends if you want to build a team) will have an opportunity to build a wifi enabled smoke detector that will alert someone or something that smoke has been detected.
Kickoff: 8PM Tuesday, Nov 17 at LVL1
Event Wrap-up & judging: 7PM Tuesday, November 24 at LVL1
Design a working prototype of a fire/smoke detector that sends a notification of the detected smoke or fire to someone over wifi.
About the placement of the units:
No electricity is available in the final location that the prototype will reside. Please use battery packs, solar panels, etc. to provide power to the units. It may also be a good idea to communicate that the battery pack or power source needs to be replaced.
Best overall prototype: $500
Longest lasting: $250
Best aesthetic prototype: $200
Lowest cost per unit (estimated): $200
Three representatives from the fire safety and emergency management industry will judge the best prototypes.
Q: Does my prototype have to work during the final presentations/demonstrations?
A: No, but your prototype must be demonstrated to work prior to the event by a Holy Smokes! representative
Q: I need supplies that aren’t available at LVL1, how do I get them?
A: Please fill out this form to request items; please allow enough lead time to order & deliver the items. Locally sourced items can be reimbursed.
Q: Do I get to keep the prototype?
A: Metro Louisville Government would like to test the prototypes
Q: Can I commercialize the prototype?
A: Yes, but Louisville Metro Government will be given a perpetual license of the prototype to use only in Jefferson County, KY.
Q: What do you mean by notification?
A: You can send an email, text, change something on a website as notification — whatever is easier.
Q: What are the Wifi requirements?
A: Use whatever wifi you want, Linksys router, just make sure it connects. LVL1 will have a wifi network available to you for testing.
Q: Do I have to be present to win?
A: No, but at some time during the week long challenge you must show your working prototype to a Holy Smokes! representative of its working condition. The judging will happen on Tuesday, November 24 at 7PM and we encourage every entrant to attend to interact with the judges.
Q: Will you provide food?
A: Yes, we will have food delivered to LVL1 throughout the week to keep you energized!
LVL1 will make various supplies like Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, sensors, wires, battery packs, solar panels, and other items available to use. We request that you these items are returned to LVL1 so we can host additional challenges!
If you need additional supplies, please fill this out request and allow additional time for delivery.