Growver is a solar powered rover with plants on it that intermittently seeks out the optimal light conditions for its plants. The first schematic for growver, in which we incorrectly placed the transistor. First soldered prototype of Growver Growver’s brains, wheels, and charging circuit in place Using Eagle to map out board for PCB milling […]

24 Hour Responsive Reading Lamp (Behaviour)

This post is a follow-up to the fabrication post about the same project. Still a work in progress. Overview Lamp: Mkr1000 + Hue + Neopixels The lamp is a combination of a Mkr1000, Neopixels, and Philips Hue. The Mkr1000 acts as a server, listening for http requests from the user-interfacing web-client, requesting time data from […]

24 Hour Responsive Light (Fabrication)

Similar to original Long Distance Reading Lamp, this bedside light is intended in its final form to connect people over distances. For this first iteration, however, my goal is to create a solid 24hr response cycle – a ‘default’ state, so that the lamp can work well as a standalone bedside light. After experimenting with […]

Light Readings from the Basement

721 Broadway apparently has really bad lighting in the basement… Main Lounge Area.Range under light: 110 -250 Lux Main Lounge Area (Workstation).Range at workstation: 16 – 100 Lux Corridor:Directly under fluorescent light: 410 LuxAverage: 16 – 110 LuxDark corner: 11 Lux