Smart Window Blind
Idea + Description
There are times when you are changing in your room at night, and you look out the windows and may wonder the same question we all ask ourselves: Can people see me from outside? More often than not, they do, and they do very clearly. But you never want your blinds to be down all the time. On a sunny day like today, it would be nice to be able to wake up in the flood of natural sunlight in your face.
My solution for this is to have smart window blinds. As my final project, I would like to build a Persian window blind, or slats, that can adjust itself according to different settings. The basic idea is to attach a servo motor for pulling up the blind, and another servo motor to rotate the slats. A photosensor will be installed to sense the lighting condition outside, and perhaps another to sense the condition inside the room. An external switch will also be applied if the person wants to adjust the blind manually.
Photosensor X 2
Full rotation servomotor X 2
Digital Switch X 1
Analog Switch X 2
Persian Window Blind X 1
Arduino X 1
Power supply X 1 (Solar Panel + rechargeable battery or external power)
Week 1: Gather materials and produce gears and parts
Week 2: Begin building process + coding
Week 3: Produce Working Prototype (more building and coding) + testing
Week 4: Refinement for final presentation