Internet Connected Cookie Jar Alarm

Manager: Gregory Hill
Team: Gregory Hill
Premise: Tweeting cookie jar for help with dieting.

Goals and Summary: I'm trying my best to muck through creating a sensor that alerts my girlfriend (and my friends on twitter) when I'm too close to our cookie jar.  I'm following Timothy Ferris' "Four Hour Body", which means that I need to stick to low-glycemic index foods for 6 days a week.  This sensor will protect the "junk" and ensure compliance to the diet.  On Saturday morning at 6 (which is "cheat day") an alarm will go off announcing the beginning of cheat day festivities!  I don't want to waste a precious minute.

I'll create the alarm with the microcontroller arduino, writing a code to sense when there's motion in the cookie jar and to create a loud noise and a tweet saying "@mrsenorhill caught with his hand in the cookie jar!" on Sunday through Friday, and then "Wake up it's cheat day!!!" at 7AM on Saturday, and then subsequent "Enjoy that cookie?" for each opening only on that day.
Project Progress and Details: Updates can be found here: http://thedisruptiondepartment.org/node/148

Storage or Location:  This is stored at my house.

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George Fetters
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Agenda

Today

  1. 3d Printer Meetup

Sunday, October 26th

  1. Game Night* Extra Life * ArchReactor
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Come out and play Board Games. Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Ticket to Ride, Chaos of the Old World... and oh so many others. Food is provided for the day in the form of a large sandwich, so bring 5$ to cover yourself for the day. Drinks are in the Fridge for a small donation, or bring your own.

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  2. Hack Something!

Tuesday, October 28th

  1. Halloween Potluck

Thursday, October 30th

  1. Laser Workshop Night