Making Things Interactive

January 28, 2008

Term Project

Filed under: 2: Term Project Idea,Tiffany Yang — tyang1 @ 11:21 pm

For my term project I want to make a “smart” night table.  Every time I shut the lights before going to bed I have to stumble over stuff and the same goes for when I wake up.  At first I thought it would be a simple light sensor but then there are issues such as how does it know when I am in my bed so that it can turn off OR that I am awake in the morning to turn on.  



  1. Yes – you can probably sense whether someone is in bed – easily with a pressure switch under the mattress or pillow- but perhaps less intrusively simply with a microphone to tell whether they’re stumbling about, or nestled quietly under the covers. What would the table do? light up?

    Comment by mdgross — January 29, 2008 @ 8:46 am | Reply

  2. oooo…thanks for the tip. i want it to light up but at different intensities. for example, if i want to read in bed i want the table to light up at the highest intensity.

    Comment by tyang1 — January 29, 2008 @ 10:32 am | Reply

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