The inspiration for this project was the growing number of endangered species. As more and more species became endangered we felt the need to teach people that they can help do their part to save these species. Our project addressed the problem of animals key to the world's ecosystem dying off because of humans destroying their habitat or hunting them.
Since visuals are a BIG part of understanding we decided to, not only type a couple of paragraphs for each animal, but we also use pictures and an interactive Arduino kit. If we had more time I would have made a less complicated system for how the Arduino tells you why the animals endangered. People's reaction to our project was that we need to protect endangered species and make sure that they stay alive. We can learn from maker values that we shouldn’t wait for someone else to come up with a solution we should instead do it ourselves. We need to think outside the box and be creative to solve big environmental problems. We can also use young activists as an example, because they overcame age created creative solutions to big problems.
By Andy and Bodie