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.

Posted by
George Fetters's picture
George Fetters
on Monday, November 26th, 2012
Filed under arduino
| More

Agenda

Tomorrow

  1. Build Night!
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come help build out Arch Reactor into the kind of space we all know it can be! All skill levels welcome, we can even teach you some new building skills!

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Thursday, July 18th

  1. Laser Workshop Night
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Description:Feel free to come by to learn how to use the laser cutter, talk about laser cutters, work on laser cutter projects, etc!

      Contact Person: Travis

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Sunday, July 21st

  1. Open Build Something!
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come stop by and visit! Open build night to work on projects and hang out!

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Tuesday, July 23rd

  1. Don't Try This at Home planning meeting
  2. Class: Sheet Metal Bending

Friday, July 26th

  1. 3D Printer Meetup
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Whether you're interested in printing for art, prototyping, manufacturing, or just fixing dishwasher soap lids, this is a meetup group where you can come get answers to your questions, help people new to the hobby, and show off your printer and its creations.

      If you have a printer, bring it along, working or not, we would love to see and learn about it.

      https://www.meetup.com/STL-3D-Printing/

    • View this event in Google Calendar