Experiment 2: bedsideBox

bedsideBox

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bedsideBox is a room ambience control device that sets a room’s music based on user presence, user proximity and room lighting.

The music is controlled by connecting an Arduino Uno to a simple webpage which plays embedded YouTube music videos based on the status of the sensors. The code for the connection is based off of a tutorial video from Adam Thomas

Mode 1 – Inactive: No active user detected in room & Room is bright

  • Quiet ambient music plays in room
  • Front LED’s stay solid blue
  • Bedside LED’s stay off

Mode 2 – Active: Active user detected in room & Room is bright

  • Lo-fi music plays in room to soundtrack activities
  • Front LED’s blink blue to indicate user’s presenceCalm TechnologyTechnology should require the smallest possible amount of attention
    1. Create ambient awareness through different senses.
    2. Communicate information without taking the wearer out of their environment or task.
  • Bedside LED’s stay off

Mode 3 – Bedside: Active user is on the bed

  • Bedtime/Reading music plays in room
  • Front LED’s go off
  • Bedside LED’s come on to indicate user’s presenceCalm TechnologyTechnology can communicate, but doesn’t need to speak

Mode 4 – Sleep: Room is dark

  • Music stops playing
  • Front LED’s go off
  • Bedside LED’s stay on

 

Microcontroller:

  • Arduino Uno

Sensors:

  • PIR Motion Sensor
  • Ultrasonic Distance Sensor
  • LDR/Photoresistor

Actuators:

  • LED’s

 

Experience Video: https://youtu.be/nqJ9JKSrnsc

How It Works: https://youtu.be/w284vYH7nLw

Arduino Github Code: https://github.com/DemiladeOla/sensitive-objects

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