Susan’s latest progress

My google doc link:

My instructable link:

Description and/or storyboard for your project video

My video script:

  1. After finishing the online zoom class and some homework, I got really tired and decided to go to sleep. My cat sneaks into my room and pees on my bed again.
  2. I saw the pee and I looked so upset, this is not the first time she does it. I checked the poop box and food bowl, everything was fine but the kitty just kept peeing on my bed. 
  3. I decided to make something to help her adjust her behavior. Then I figured that she only pee in a specific area on my bed.
  4. I started to test the input sensors: smell sensor and the humid sensor won’t work, cuz they only detect after she peed, the motion sensor is too sensitive, the ultrasonic distance sensor is my final pick of the input in my device. Then the output, my kitty doesn’t like the strong smell and weird noise, so I decide to make something either press the air-fresher button or make some noise. Piezo is a good choice because it is easy to test in this situation so far.
  5. When I built the circuit, I wanted to make a cover to make my device look more like a real product.
  6. Work is done. Function presenting. How the lights reflect the status of the device, how it works with different distances, how it triggers the piezo, and what message I receive from it.

Locked: final project

Parts List:

Locked is a device that measures the distance from a sensor to the locked position of a deadbolt and informs you if your door is secured. It is a cheap and fast way to set up a customizable lock detection system to old doors and buildings.

Motion Sensor, NeoPixel, and Arduino (for Feather Huzzah)

The Cookie Counter

Project Video

I think I will set my camera up on a tripod and not break from that shot for the majority of the video. I want to do a time-lapse of sorts at different times of day with multiple outfits on.  I might have it as a hidden camera on a go pro or just place a time stamp on it. I plan on having the kitchen to look like it would throughout the week, messy, clean and everything in between, so you can see someone eating cookies at all hours of the day.  And then at the end, I want to show the display either on the cookie jar or on the app.


The form of this device is very simple and is predetermined largely from the cookie jar itself.  I picked one with a large enough lid to hid the component parts.I really want to hid the technology as much as I possible can with this project.  I want it look like this isnt tracking anything, so you can catch cookie thieves!

Google doc:


Katy’s Progress

Progress shot

1. Circuit Progress

Pictured above is the progress I made on my circuit diagram. Although this works through Tinkercad, I will need to add a motor driver to the next version of this.

2. Form progress

I am utilizing stl files from the Ruiz Brothers. I changed the box enclosure to fit the parts I got such as the illuminated button and patched up some other holes. I am currently in the midst of talking to two different people for printing, the vfl and another person.

Supplied stl files from the Ruiz Brothers

3. Storyboard Description

The scene starts on the profile of a woman at her computer. She is typing and she starts reaching for her coffee mug, promptly knocking it over and creating a mess. The camera will follow her for more scenes where she gets food on herself, etc. Her frustration with the day becomes more evident until she looks over at the clock on the wall and she realizes its almost five. The look on her face changes from frustration to contentment and she heads to the kitchen. The camera zooms in on the profile of the shaker. It turns on now that is 5pm and the woman touches the button to turn it off. She grabs her drink, relaxes, and exclaims an audible ahhh. The last shot will be of her setting a glass into the shaker for tomorrow. 

3. Links

Here is the link to my google doc:

Working Final Project – Margarita

Google Draft Tutorial

Instructables User Profile

Form of the Project Development

Prototype circuit with NODEMCU, LED Display stacked

Video Project Storyboards

Project prototype and tutorial draft

this is stage 1. only a sensor works.
this is stage 2. when sensor is triggered, yellow LED shines and it send a message to Adafruit IO and get back. Then the red one shines.

I checked on the same one with two codes and this idea is working. I only need to assemble another one. And have a shell for it.

Google Doc



I’m not quite sure what exactly I am going to do. 

But one thing is more certain.

This is my first product video. 

So I must make it simple.

The best is a piece of soft music, a few shots, and some text. 

It’s done.

This is the best.