by Josiahpublished on 8 June 2021
2 years ago
Security at a low cost without sacrificing effectiveness. I started by wanting to get into voice recognition so I used python to make a program that would listen for a keyword and when that word was said it would give me back a response, and when the Makerfaire was proposed I decided to take it further by using a combination of voice and facial recognition to activate an Arduino which then would turn a servo, in turn unlocking the door.
Polly’s Water Dispenser
2 years ago
A solution to providing a thirsty puppy fresh water when she needs it! We used a waterproof container from our recycling bin, a plastic straw, our bboard, microservo and a motion click. We also used our 3D printer to make an L shaped hard surface so that the little servo lever would clamp the straw when no motion was detected. We used the coding software from the Brilliant Labs bboard website to write a code for the microservo that controlled the lever dependent on the information it received from the motion click indicating if Polly was at her dish drinking or not. One issue that we had that we later fixed was the water leakage around the straw. Initially, we used silly puddy that we had at home but we later asked our dad to get us some waterproof caulking to use around the straw as it went into the water reservoir.