Over the past few years, we have suffered tremendous amounts of tragedies and problems ranging from climate change to speeding issues that cause harm to other people. Many of these issues could be resolved if only people were innovative and creative with their solutions. This is what Hackster projects excel at.
These projects are aimed at providing inventive technology solutions to society’s current problems. Discover some of the best and most popular Hackster projects that you should look out for in the future.
Fighting Climate Change with the Forest Guardian
Illegal logging has played a very devastating role in climate change. Not only do we lose the essential jungles and rainforests from illegal logging every year, but animals who live in such areas also suffer from the devastation. It is said that over 19 million acres are being destroyed every year and that figure has been increasing.
However, that is about to change with the help of Pratyush Mallick, the creator of the Forest Guardian. The Forest Guardian is a machine that listens and records the sounds of trees being cut down. Each of these devices is strategically placed within jungles and rainforests that are common areas for illegal logging.
The device then records and sends the data to the command center which then alerts officials of the illegal activity. The best part about this device is it is powered by solar energy and transmits all of the data with the use of wireless technology. This device won the Challenge Climate Change contest and is being used today to combat illegal logging and its effects on climate change.
The Key to Early Leukemia Detection Through the Use of NVIDIA Jetson Nano
Leukemia, or more specifically acute lymphoblastic leukemia, is a common type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects the lymphocytes or the white blood cells of the body. IT is one of the most common types of cancer in children and adults. Adults suffering from this disease are less likely to have a chance for a cure than children.
This is the reason why early detection is key to the entire treatment process of this type of leukemia. Created by Adan Milton-Barker, the Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Jetson Nano Classifier is used to determine if the sample is cancerous or not.
The process entails the sample being processed through a TensorRT model. The device then shows the results within a few moments. This is a groundbreaking advancement to health, technology, and medicine as more and more people can prevent the spread of cancer through this early detection device.
Clean Up Your Neighborhood with the Litter Detector
As much as we don’t want to admit it, litter is the precursor for pollution. How many times have you seen different plastic wastes and other forms of litter being left at the park? The effects of leaving behind litter not only affect the environment but can also potentially harm other people and animals.
This is why Kutluhan Aktar sought to create this litter detection robot that searches for and recognizes litter on the ground and then alerts the user of its presence. This is a great idea for those who work in cleaning up parks and other public places where the trash can be a problem.
The robot thoroughly seeks out litter within a certain range through a camera and all of this is done automatically. It’s a clever way to fight back against the rampant pollution problem that we have had over the past few years.
Prevent Devastating Wildfires with the Forest Fire Detection Drone
You’ve probably heard about wildfires in many different countries all over the world. These wildfires are very destructive. In 2019 alone, there were 4.7 million acres that were burned. There were around 59,000 cases of wildfires that burned over 10.1 million acres of land in the US in 2020 alone.
These disasters continue to become more common and will continue to do so if there are no early detection procedures set in place. Wildfires and forest fires can happen at any moment and there are a lot of factors that create this massive destruction. Lightning, unauthorized or improper use of fire, and heat can instigate forest fires that spread rapidly.
For this reason, creators Nathaniel Felleke, Toren Andersen, and Erik Sampat have designed an autonomous long-range drone that will detect forest fires within a matter of seconds. The drone can also transmit data over 40 kilometers of distance. This aerial drone can be used to prevent wildfires from becoming more destructive by detecting them before they grow.
Get Your Pet with the Mini Pupper
Many of us live in spaces where pets are not allowed. Pets have always provided us with great company and allow us to thrive in many different ways. However, there are also some individuals that prefer not to have a pet due to their requirements.
Many don’t want to have a pet because it takes a lot of time or because the responsibility of another living being is too much of a burden. For those who want to have pets but live in areas where these wonderful creatures are not allowed, creator MangDang has the right pet for you. The Mini Pupper is a pet robot prototype designed to act like a friendly pet.
The system even has different walking patterns and can emote like any other pet animal. The Mini Pupper has a camera for object and spatial tracking which allows it to avoid bumping into objects. The robot prototype behaves exactly like automated cars when it comes to its movements. This advanced prototype opens up a lot of doors for people who want to have a pet but without the responsibilities.
Play With the New Arduglasses
Gaming has truly pushed the boundaries of technology these days. A few decades ago, we used to have large, chunky consoles that only featured very basic gameplay. The push to innovate gaming technology has made us appreciate the likes of VR and the enhancement of graphics and complex gameplay that are relatively normal in today’s standards.
This is a far cry from the video games we used to play in the late 70s. Today, creator Kevin Bates has invented the Arduglasses in conjunction with his other invention the Arduboy. The Arudglasses are made of transparent OLED displays fitted within the frames of the glasses.
These glasses are fully compatible with Arduboy games and many other games available on the platform. It’s a gigantic leap in the gaming community to have a pair of eyeglasses that lets you play VR games. If you’re looking for a new way to get into gaming then the Arduglasses are your go-to device for wearable gaming.
Discover the New Speed Detector
Speeding, especially in residential areas, can be very harmful. This is particularly true when children’s safety is involved. There have been many strategies used to reduce speeding in residential areas which include changes to streets, roundabouts, and speed humps.
These measures may have deterred speeding in these areas but they still need a bit more finetuning. This is why Rob Lauer designed a device that identifies different vehicles that pass by the machine and also detects their speed through the use of a Raspberry Pi and camera.
The device detects speeding within its covered area and the data is streamed to the cloud where it can be monitored by people and then sent to the proper officials. With the help of this device, car owners are much more vigilant with their speed. This is a highly effective method of reducing speeding, especially in residential areas. As such, it helps promote better safety for children and cyclists.
What Is Hackster?
Many of you may not know about Hackster and its mission of bringing such innovative designs into the platform. Hackster is a community that is looking to inspire and invent different solutions in various industries.
Many of the community’s members are established working professionals, hardware and software engineers, and those who are looking to launch their innovative commercial products. Hackster promotes innovation and allows its members to explore different projects to help others.
The community also holds Design Challenges with thousands of participants across the world. The technology mentioned above is just some of the hundreds and thousands of innovative designs that were created during this challenge. So, if you want to grow your platform or simply share your designs with a community for feedback, Hackster is the best place for you.
With these designs, it’s already possible that we are living in a world where almost everything is automated and safe. The innovative technology brought upon by these Hackster projects has significantly improved the lives of many people.
It is only fair that people give these creators a chance to shine on the global stage with their highly useful designs.