I wanted to make this project because I love to bake and my favorite thing to make are chocolate chip cookies. I have made them so many times, that I can do it without thinking and since quarantine started, I have been baking so much more often. I thought that it would be a fun project to be able to combine what I love but also track that bad habit. I have the biggest sweet tooth, that I literally ate an entire package of Oreos in the 2 days that I had before shooting the video.
As for the form, it is totally dependant on the cookie jar that you use. I thought about getting one from a thrift store, but ultimately decided against it because I wanted a clean look. I chose this metal cookie jar because it has a recessed lid in which I was able to hid the electronics. It was the biggest one that I could find at a reasonable price, and it was still a tight fit. I was also interested in having a tracker on the jar itself, but I went with an email alert because I liked that way of collecting data more.
So for future improvements, I would love to solder the parts together instead of using a solderless breadboard. Also, it was the first time that I shot video, but in the future I would like to add a narrative and maybe some branding to the product.