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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Agenda

Today

  1. Balloon Launch
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End time: 06:00pm
    • More details: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/arch-reactor/bf3oC8909f8/fo_Wpv-hC0AJ
      Leave Arch Reactor by 10am
      Contact: Derek and Dustin

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  2. Game Night * ArchReactor
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 11:00pm
    • Come On Out and Play games With us. If you don't know games that's OK we are friendly and love to teach. If you do, bring your Favorites along and let get a Game in.

      We'll have Food there, and I'll happily take 5$ in exchange for letting you eat all day.

      We start at Noonish and Play until you Leave or after Midnight, whichever comes last. :)

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Tomorrow

  1. Hack Something!

Tuesday, March 3rd

  1. Business Meeting

Friday, March 6th

  1. KawaKon
  2. 2600 Meeting
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Arch Reactor is proud to host the only St. Louis 2600 meeting. More details about 2600 can be found at http://www.2600.com

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  3. First at Science Center

Saturday, March 7th

  1. Make an Insect Hotel
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Feb 7, Feb 21, Mar 7 from 1-4pm we will be building insect hotels at Arch Reactor
      An insect hotel is a place for insects to raise their young or hibernate over winter. You can use your insect hotel to attract beneficial insects to your garden to feed birds, eat pests, and promote pollination. The insect hotel can be a attractive focal point in your garden and will provide you with many exciting opportunities to get close up views of the lives of the bees, beetles, and butterflies that call your garden home. Each workshop will include several stations to create different types of insect rooms. Come to all 3 workshops to create the insect resort hotel or just come to one and build a motel. Whatever you can manage your insects will thank you.

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