Invention Convention 2015
Project Made by Christian A, Chris Y, Josh Z, and Marsalous
THIS WAS OUR PROBLEM:
We wanted to invent a cool hoodie with built-in earbuds that kids can wear without getting in trouble at school or at home, when they're supposed to be doing something else.
WE SOLVED THE PROBLEM ...
by designing a hoodie with removable earbuds, that comes with a free* app for iPhones/iPods. Teachers and parents can remotely control the student's iPhone/iPod, filtering out inappropriate songs/videos and limiting how much time a student can listen.
THIS IS HOW OUR INVENTION WORKS:
A teacher or parent loads the remote control app on his/her iPad and enters an 8-digit code that came with the hoodie at the store, into the app. The app then talks to the student's iPhone/iPod and the app can put restrictions on what the student can listen to, and when. It uses Bluetooth technology to wirelessly talk to the student's device.
IT IMPROVES/CHANGES LIVES BECAUSE
parents/teachers know what their kids are listening to, and when.
Christian A's Survey
I surveyed two teenagers for this project.
Chris Y's Survey
This is my survey results. I surveyed people from 11 years old up through my parents (really old).
Josh Z's Survey
I surveyed people on my soccer team, friends and parents.
This is what our prototype of the HoodieBeats looks like.
Here's where an iPod/iPhone device goes.
HoodieBeats App Icon
This is what the app icon would look like on a teacher's or parent's iPad.
RESULTS FROM OUR SURVEYS
- Parents like the app. Kids don't.
- Kids think that headphones would be cooler than earbuds.
- the range of suggested price ranges from $1 up to more than $120.