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*Learning CAD and 3D printing skills with the goal of printing as many parts as possible to be cost effective  
 
*Learning CAD and 3D printing skills with the goal of printing as many parts as possible to be cost effective  
 
*Generating enough power to operate the blinds
 
*Generating enough power to operate the blinds
*Making the project user-friendly and adapting with user inputs
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*Determining the relationship between temperature, luminous intensity and blind angle
 
*Making sure the motor is strong enough to turn the blinds
 
*Making sure the motor is strong enough to turn the blinds
 
*Creating a design that can be used on various blinds
 
*Creating a design that can be used on various blinds

Revision as of 14:44, 30 January 2019

Smarter Blinds

Team Members

  • Elizabeth Saliba
  • Liza Kaniewski
  • Michael Williams (TA)

Links

Smarter_Blinds_Log

Overview

We will be creating blinds that move according to user input. We hope to incorporate an energy efficient component to the blinds by controlling the blinds according to sunlight and temperature in the room to eliminate the use of either air conditioning or heating.

Objectives and Goals

  • Have the blinds open from being completely closed to open over a period of time set by the user
  • Make the design efficient and compact so that it could work for more than one type of blind
  • Have a user inputted preferred light intensity so that the blinds move throughout the day according to desired intensity.
  • Make eco-friendly functions that increase/decrease the amount of light let in, which lessens the need for air conditioning/heating
  • Find a suitable power source for the blinds such as lithium batteries or potentially solar power
  • If time allows, develop a way for the blinds to be controlled on your mobile device via Adafruit App

Challenges

  • Learning and effectively using Arduino
  • Learning CAD and 3D printing skills with the goal of printing as many parts as possible to be cost effective
  • Generating enough power to operate the blinds
  • Determining the relationship between temperature, luminous intensity and blind angle
  • Making sure the motor is strong enough to turn the blinds
  • Creating a design that can be used on various blinds
  • Designing a user-friendly app that connects to the blinds via bluetooth

Budget

Gantt Chart

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10uzT7YQ7MJU3zTquifuFkcKUptFDYlntzzncpx78SI4/edit?usp=sharing

Resources

https://classes.engineering.wustl.edu/ese205/core/index.php?title=Smart_Blinds

https://www.hackster.io/Froz3nArcher/smart-blinds-573548