A device that can be attached to light switches and remotely turn them on/off using a smartphone application.
We wanted an inexpensive alternative to smart lights and switches without having to rewire the whole room.
A conventional light switch is turned on or off by a mechanism that responds to manual input, light or motion. The device is controlled by a smartphone via WiFi.
We 3D-printed the mechanisms and casing and used an Arduino with sensors and a servo to automate and control the movements based on the environment or commands.
The 3D-printers do not have a very reliable tolerance, so many prototypes were created.
We created a device that can be inexpensively placed into any home to transform it into a smart dwelling.
Selena learned CAD, Julian learned about PIR motion sensors, Thomas learned about 3D printing, Christoph learned soldering and Arduino-based app development and we all learned about teamwork.
Make it open source and expand its potential with other light switch models, modes of input and sensitivity to the environment and fine tune the mechanics and materials to make it sleeker.
We modeled all components with Onshape, an online CAD program, which allowed us to split up the work between three of us and share everything easily. We then 3D-printed those parts. We programmed an Arduino with four methods of input to automate our device (smartphone, button, light sensor, and motion sensor).
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