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. JUFF Tour if needed
  2. Business Meeting
  3. Donation Solicitation Planning
    • Start time: 09:00pm
    • End time: 11:00pm
    • With the up coming move and the large build outs for either space i think we should be looking to solicit material donations for construction. I have complied much of the information we need and started talking to some businesses. However I can't run all over 3 counties during business hours by myself. I envision this meet being planning who we should talk to, which of our members will talk to which businesses, and distribution of needed paperwork.

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Friday, August 7th

  1. 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

      All 2600 meetings are open to the public. Contact stl2600.org

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  2. First at Science Center

Saturday, August 8th

  1. Raspberry Pi Jam

Sunday, August 9th

  1. Hack Something!

Tuesday, August 11th

  1. Ryan's Birthday Potluck and Layout Planning Meeting