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

Tomorrow

  1. Fundamentals of Arduino 2 of 4 "Sensors"
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • This will be a open to public class, We have a few Arduino's and laptops to use however it is best if you are able to bring a Arduino and Laptop. We will be going over sensor usage. This includes light,temp and ultrasonic and describing a few more. Sensors allow's a Arduino to sense the world around it. There will be sensor kits to purchase that will cost ~ 8-10 dollars.

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Sunday, October 2nd

  1. Hack Something!

Tuesday, October 4th

  1. Business Meeting

Friday, October 7th

  1. 2600 Meeting
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Arch Reactor is proud to host the only St. Louis 2600 meeting. All 2600 meetings are open to the public. Visit stl2600.com for more information regarding topic.

      More details about 2600 can be found at http://www.2600.com

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  2. First at Science Center
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • Where: Saint Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Ave, St Louis, MO 63110, United States
    • A Nightmare at the Science Center
      http://www.slsc.org/first-fridays

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Saturday, October 8th

  1. Wood Lathe Class
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • This is an introductory class for using a wood lathe. This is an industrial model and can stand a lot of use, so I would like to be able to share it with the group. Come planning to try the lathe (i.e. wear work clothes and plan to get dirty.)

      Contact Person: Hans

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