Xuan week10 homework



2. Ideas

1.  interactive wall.

When you near the wall, the LEDs will light up. For example

Context:  I am thinking put on this wall so that when the guest walks in, they will be impressed by PoD.

It needs a motive sensor(or lots of motive sensors).

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2.  Lamp


The shape might be very organic as the picture shows.

The ideas come from: when I sit on my bed doing stuff and then I get sleepy. I am too sleepy to turn off the light. But I need to turn it off.

So the idea is that the lamp has sound and motive sensors which can detective the sound and movement of the environment.  If the environment is getting quiet and nothing move, the lamp will getting dark and turn off by itself.

Basically,  it has 3 models:

  1. Normal model: As same as the normal lamp: Turn it on and off by hand.
  2. Quite model: When you are ready to bed but won’t fall asleep immediately, turn on this model. As the environment getting quite and you are not moving, the light will be getting dark.
  3. Party model: When you want to have a party in your bedroom( I don’t why ). Turn this model on. The light will change color and interactive with the music (and ideally interactive with people near it)


3. Music box.

Need a sound sensor. When you play music near this music box, the dancer on top it will be dancing.


2 thoughts on “Xuan week10 homework”

  1. About your first idea, I don’t know exactly, but i think you don’t need a motive sensor, you just need a camera and then convert images to pixels.

  2. Your first idea could be accomplished with several of these: https://www.adafruit.com/product/729
    or as Wei suggested, use a camera and then use the output to control a “mirror”, here are a few similar projects:
    but it’s not as fun to make a project that needs large scale to “work,” since you can’t prototype such a project rapidly and have to deal with consequence of scale at each stage. It’s a fun idea, but perhaps not so practical for the scope of this assignment.

    Your lamp idea sounds totally doable, you’d just combine a PIR motion sensor (VFL has these: https://www.adafruit.com/product/189) with a microphone (VFL also has these: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1063) to detect both motion and sound, then use that input to control some led strip output. perhaps neopixels of some kind: https://www.adafruit.com/?q=neopixel%20strip (or ask VFL what kinds they have). You could use the Huzzah board to wirelessly change modes from your phone, or simply add a switch of some kind to physically switch between modes. (https://www.homedepot.com/b/Electrical-Dimmers-Switches-Outlets-Switches/Pull-Chain/N-5yc1vZc33wZ1z116at)

    Your third idea reminds me of keepon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g-yrjh58ms

    Email me with more questions if you have them!

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