PublisherThe University of Arizona.
DescriptionGroup project with Muneeb Ahmed, Amanda Chesin, Sanarya Salah, and Benjamin Woodhams
AbstractThis project is a payment transaction system based on QR codes. The purpose of the project is to create a system where you can donate to homeless people electronically. 70% of people today no longer carry cash, so homeless people are no longer getting the donations that they once got. Using QR codes, the homeless person can go to the public library and print a QR code, and then any person who wants to donate only needs to scan the QR code to donate. By having the money electronically, by partnering with homeless shelters or EBT program, the recipient of the donation can be restricted in what they can purchase. Not allowing them to buy alcohol or drugs can make people donating feel better about their donations as well. Overall, people are donating less and cash can be spent anywhere, but with this project, donations can be sent quickly and painlessly through a QR code.