This Arduino based project allows the giver to send the recipient on a fun and/or romantic journey in order for the gift box to unlock.
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It is your 25th wedding anniversary and your spouse hands you a nice little wooden box. The box is locked shut. On the top of the box is a small LCD screen and a simple button. You press the button and the LCD screen comes to life. It displays… “Go to where we first met.”
You take the box to that location and press the button. It now displays “Now go to where we had our first date.” You take the box to that location and press the button. The display now reads “I’ll see you at home.”
When you get home, you notice a romantic dinner for two has been prepared and your spouse sitting with a wide grin. You press the button on the box and you hear a “click”. The box is now unlocked and you open it to find a stunning piece of jewelry inside.
How awesome a gift would this be???
This box utilizes an Arduino microcontroller, small GPS unit, SD memory card, and and LCD screen.
The recipient must go to multiple locations (as many as the giver wants) before it will open. The giver uses the Route Planner tool on GPSAdventureBox.com and creates a destination list that is loaded onto an SD memory card, puts the SD card in the slot (inside the box), some fresh batteries and the actual gift in the box, and gives it to the recipient. The hints or clues can be as simple or difficult as the giver wants.
This box can be used over and over again without needing to reprogram the microcontroller. Simply refresh the batteries and change the destination list. That’s it!
With this project I aim to acquire the needed capital to purchase the needed supplies in large enough quantities to make it a good deal.
I have put a lot of time and effort into this project and feel that it is ready to take off. It would be viable with only barely meeting my financial goal, but I could also sustain significantly larger success. I have lined up multiple sources for each of the components to ensure no delays in meet my obligations.
I also have a great support network of friends and family that are willing to step up and help me out with my projects if they scale up to Kickstarter proportions.
$5,000 or $5,000,000… I won’t let you down!
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