Description and/or storyboard for your project video
My video script:
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.
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.
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.
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.
When I built the circuit, I wanted to make a cover to make my device look more like a real product.
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.
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!
Model (in progress, the final circuit will be mounted inside an 8″x8″ shadow box. This is the front view.)
The PIR at the top toggles the scrolling text. The neopixels light based on weather conditions from Weather Underground. The 7 segment displays forecasted high temperature for the day. The small OLED displays today and tomorrow’s brief forecast.