Misty Forest Pillow

For the final prototype, I returned to the original idea of recreating a misty forest scenery. Hand sewing the first prototype (Albert the monster) actually helped me come up with this idea for my pillow:

00.JPG

So let’s go ahead and do it!

I. SEWING IS FUN

 

1/ Choose the composition for each layer of silk
2/ Sew them in and layer them on top of each other
3/ Use another piece of black felt for the back of the pillow

 

4/ Layer them in this order to make sure when you flip it inside out,
it will create the fading effect of the layers with the black sheet on the backside.
(I had to undo it because I layered it wrong)
5/ Sew 3 sides together and trim off the extra seam

07a/n:
Above is the seam allowance I ended up with (1/2″).
I wanted to trim more, but I was afraid it will tear off, so I kept it around half an inch.

And as you might not have noticed, I
6/ Stuff(ed) the fibrefill in

II. LIGHTING IS A BIT CONFUSING

05-500

7/ I soldered these (one with 1K Ohm resistor and the other none)
to make sure one light is much brighter than the other.
HOWEVER!!
8/ The one without a resistor became very hot,
so I unsoldered it and change it to a 220 Ohm resistor.
9/ Don’t forget heat-shrink tubing in all your joints
(I did and had to unsolder it again…)
10/ Solder the wires to this battery pack:
Blue (of both LED) wires to black (of battery)
Black (of both LED) wires to red (of battery)
08.jpg

11/ Sew shut the last side of the pillow

 

And there was light.

3X7A1186-1920.jpg3X7A1189-1920

 

This is the original inspiration for my design:

9d60fd65f463ce57e16001f964b58530

And sorry for long post, here’s a Dark kNight potato:

<end.>

Ben’s Plush Locker Light-up

17th Hole at TPC Sawgrass, Florida

Image result for 17th hole at sawgrass

Process:

IMG_20171011_105411.jpgIMG_20171011_110010.jpgIMG_20171011_145918.jpgIMG_20171011_161828.jpgIMG_20171011_175134.jpgIMG_20171011_175156.jpgIMG_20171011_180326.jpgIMG_20171011_181142.jpgIMG_20171011_181812.jpgIMG_20171011_181830.jpgIMG_20171011_182311.jpgIMG_20171011_192308.jpg

IMG_20171011_192346.jpg

IMG_20171011_192217.jpg

The plush Locker Light-up is stored in your golf locker. When turned on, it sheds light on all the ball markers and knick-knacks that accumulate in one’s locker throughout a season and helps you keep it organized.

Materials:

Wool, cotton, white thread, stuffing.

Circuit Diagram:

Parts:

9V battery, switch, 1k ohm resistor, blue 10mm LED.

IMG_20171004_195615 (1).jpg

Wifi Power Strip

WARNING!

BE CAREFUL WHEN WORKING WITH 120V. IF YOU ARE NOT EXPERIENCED OR SUPERVISED BY A PRO, PLEASE ASK FOR SOME HELP. 120V HURTS!

Step 1: HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN WIFI POWER STRIP

HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN WIFI POWER STRIP

I wanted to find a way to make my apartment smart without investing a lot of money. That’s why I have decided to make a wifi power strip that I can control over my phone. In this instructable, you will learn to build a wifi power strip and make any device smart while controlling it from your cellphone.

Step 2: Supplies

Supplies

Step 1 Get all of the materials in the list.

Power Strip

4 channel relay

Wifi arduino controller (ESP8266 ESP-12E NodeMCU Using Arduino IDE)

Step 3: Dismantel the power strip.

Dismantel the power strip.

Cut the metal gold strip between the plugs to separate the conection in order to control them independently.

Step 4: Connections

Connections
Screen Shot 2016-12-09 at 6.32.04 PM.png
IMG_2601.JPG

This part is tricky. Be extra careful when plugin in to the wall.

First grab the in cable from the wall and add 4, 16 gage wires. Connect 4 wires to 3 plugs on the same side and 1 usb side.

Connect 4, 16 gage to the other side of the 3 plugs and the usb wire.

Connect those four wires to the relay slots. Use only the sides on the relay.

Connect 4 wires to the other side of the relay and then to the 16 gage wire that goes to the wall.

Finally connect the ground to the ground in the wire that goes to the wall.

Step 5: Connecting to the ESP8266 ESP-12E NodeMCU Using Arduino IDE

Download the softwares for the wifi board.

Use the 5v to power the relay.

Use d1-d4 to control the relays.

Ground from the relay to ground from the wifi board.

All set!

Step 6: Code

Step 7: Video

Motion Glass

_MG_0904.jpg

 

In this project, I used PIR (A passive infrared sensor) motion sensor to calculate your shower time. This is connected to an Arduino Wifi board that is inside of a clear acrylic case. The duration of your shower will be measured based on your motion and the shower record will be stored Adafruit.io and notify you through your email/SMS/twitter account through the IFTTT.com. I have chosen to use SMS as my report method, but I can utilize many other options like. Instead of an Arduino Uno, I only used Arduino Wifi board called, adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266, to fit and run every component in this motion glass.

For this project, I had to set up the sequence to activate the timer and send the information to myself to remind me that I should save water by taking a shorter shower!

 

Here is link to my video: https://vimeo.com/195457060

Here is link to my instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Glass/

Location-Food CLock

sqi_0211_edit

 

sqi_0201_edit

I created the location-food clock as a way to notify my mom about where I am and whether or not I have eaten the appropriate meals for the day. It uses the location from my smartphone and turns the clock hands to one of three positions: Home, School or Elsewhere. The hands of the clock have three lights accounting for the three meals of the day. Whenever I have a meal, I press a button on my phone (using the IFTTT app) and the appropriate lamp lights up. At the end of the day, if all three lights are on, my mom would be relieved and happy to know that I have had food throughout the day. At midnight (my local time), the lights would all turn off.

Here is a link to my instructable post.

THE WORD CLOCK

This is my version of the WORD CLOCK that uses Neopixels and Real Time Clock Module.

It changes the time every 5 mins and shows different colors at different times of the day.

This is a simple yet elegant clock to gift to someone or have it on your desk.

It is extremely simple to make.

Checkout my Instructable

http://www.instructables.com/id/THE-WORD-CLOCK/

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers!

#sowmyaiyer

V+: an interactive climbing wall

light_climber_gif

If you have ever climbed or bouldered before, you know how much fun and addictive it is. With V+ I decided to add interaction through the use of LED lights which have been programmed to display different levels of climbing through the use of the Bluetooth LE Module from adafruit. Through the Adafruit Bluefruit LE Connect App, anyone can choose the level they wish to try. This first prototype of the wall is currently installed at the PoD Gallery at SVA, it will be up until January 10th 2017. Come visit!

For a peak into the making process for this prototype please visit the Instructable page. The process was long, but this was a super fun piece to make. From mold-making the holds, to doing the circuitry, it was worth the time and effort, specially now that I can climb it.

 

I am specially excited about finding a permanent place for the wall at PoD. Climbing is very fun, and good for taking a break and de-stress.

Thank you to my classmates and our awesome professor Becky Stern for a wonderful class this semester.