“Flow On The Go” by Donal

The Project

“Flow On The Go” is a Covid-19 later flow test holder with a built-in camera that takes a picture of your test results after 15 minutes and emails a photo of the results to you, no matter where you are or when you are checking your emails. It contains specially designed LTF holder printed using a 3D printer, with an integrated camera connected to a circuit board, LED, button switch, and a Raspberry Pi.


Team Comments

I chose to make this project because...

I chose to make this so that people don’t have to wait in one place for 15 minutes for their covid-19 lateral flow test results, and to make it easier for people to fit covid testing into their lives. It also keeps a record in your email of your test results after 15 minutes in case you forget to ch

What I found difficult and how I worked it out

The difficult part was definitely working out how to code the email, although I eventually found a way using Python’s ‘smtplib’ library. It took me a few hours of research, but soon enough I managed to figure everything out.

Next time, I would...

If I had more time, I would probably add in some machine learning code so the Raspberry Pi knows what your result actually is.

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Judge Feedback

This is awesome Donal! It’s simultaneously both a really fun and really practical project. I’ve absolutely been late for things before because I forgot to leave time to do a Lateral Flow Test & your invention totally solves that problem in a really clever & effective way. I loved hearing how you printed multiple versions of the case until you got it just right – that’s exactly the kind of skills and perseverance that makes a great engineer. Well done on a really brilliant project.

About the team

  • United Kingdom
  • Code Club

Team members

  • Donal