FizzLab

Physical Computing Concept Projects

HCDE 539 | Autumn 2020 | Andrew Davidson

Studio session — Feb 4, 2020

In the Winter 2020 edition of HCDE 539 – Physical Computing and Prototyping, students designed and built interactive prototypes of various physical computing concept projects.

All of the projects were implemented using the Arduino micro-controller with assorted sensors and actuators from a custom kit of parts assembled for us by Adafruit.com. The kit details are here: Arduino Kit. (Some projects used additional components, from our lab or sourced elsewhere.)

The gallery below features a one page summary of each project, a written report about it, and a short video demo of each one.

Team Project Summary Sheet Project Report Demo Video
Abhi Alexis
(Moodlight) for Amazon Alexa
sheet report video
Ava Fan system for a greenhouse
Automatic cooling and warning system for a greenhouse that gets too warm.
sheet report video
Bobo, Joey The Tree Hugger
Slow down your pace and cherish our planet
sheet report video
Carol Take care of your sweet home
Simulating a Home Fire Alarm and Sprinkler System
sheet report video
Dev, Jen Get to the Dance Party​!
A puzzle with riddles that uses different sensors to get you to the final dance floor.
sheet report video
Dinah Solastalgia Relief
Personal CO2 monitor and political action suggester for decarbonization
sheet report video
Gabi Memory Box
Experience a shared memory together
sheet report video
Ian Time Oddity
Twiddling Your Guitar Pedal Knobs While You Keep Playing Music
sheet report video
Ivy Show Wise
A wearable device that empowers people to shop grocery wiser by providing healthy alternatives in the same store
sheet report video
Jess Breather Bracelet
Guiding you through breathing exercises when you need it the most
sheet report video
Kelly Nibbler: A Desktop Companion
A 90s inspired office friend to greet you and keep you company
sheet report video
Kennya Piano Tutor
Impress your friends and teach yourself Yankee Doodle!
sheet report video
Kent, Sam ErgoSmart System
A smarter and healthier way to work
sheet report video
Kevin The Cardi Cannon
Karma’s a B
sheet report video
Lin The NYC Project
An interactive “exhibit” on global warming
sheet report video
Lynn The Spinning Sunflower
A Flower Dancing to a Tune
sheet report video
Megan Healthy House Plants
‘Fern’ that frown upside down!
sheet report video
Michael Hot and Bothered
Passive/Active Desk Management in an Open Office Environment
sheet report video
Mojin Pomodoro Prison
Lock the distraction away
sheet report video
Neha Vision Aid
An obstacle detector for those with impaired vision
sheet report video
Prateek Rick And Morty Laser Tag
A miniature version of laser tag
sheet report video
Rachel B, Anna, Dave Traffic Madness
A realistic traffic intersection with stop lights, crosswalk signs, and a train track.
sheet report video
Rachel L Simulating a bathroom that senses when a fall occurs and responds with alarm to call for help. sheet report video
Sarah The Night Light
A simple but imaginative nightlight
sheet report video
Saurabh Kitchen Sense
Know when you run low.
sheet report video
Saurya Laser tag game
Shoot all the villains
sheet report video
Shivani Bee-Wear Hat
A personal safety wearable device
sheet report video
Spencer ChoreViz
Simple system to keep track of who does which chores in your home
sheet report video
Steve The Next Train’s Gone!
Railway Crossing Simulator
sheet report video
Steven RFID Security Box
Basic security lockbox… with a light inside!
sheet report video