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Outline your approach to the project? What ideas did you generate and how did you refine or reject them? What did you research and explore? what were the design choices? What challenges were encountered and how did you resolve them?

The process started with working with the pressure sensor. I thought of incorporating other sensors to improve the input, such as a flex sensor. However, after research and consulting with a teaching assistant, I came to the conclusion that adding another sensor would not add enough values. Instead, I decided to add a push button that would allow the users to turn off the stress ball so that it wouldn't be activated by accident and allow users to disconnect with the support group when they want to.

The entire process was a challenge to me, as I had no experience working with circuits and programming. Adding a pushbutton to the right location, programming it to create the function I am envisioning, connecting this with IFTTT to send messages, everything was a new experience and a challenge. In order to resolve this, I studied the resources available on the course website and other online materials. I asked for help from people who are experienced as well.

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