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. Intro to CAM
    • Start time: 08:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • The CAM class at Arch Reactor will cover the basic steps required for hobby-grade CNC users to prepare their designs from CAD programs to gcode ready to operate on the CNC. This class will cover the generic steps required for any CAM software.

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Thursday, March 30th

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

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Saturday, April 1st

  1. Mineral Area Robotics Expo
    • Where: Mineral Area College, Field House, 5270 Flat River Rd., Park Hills, MO 63601
    • The 2017 Robot and Technology Expo is an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their knowledge, celebrate their accomplishments and interact with others who share their interest in robotics and programming.

      This event is open to all youth, not just 4-H members. It consists of several competitions: VEX Skills Events, VEX Nothing But Net Competition, Robofest Game and Exhibition Events, a Scratch Programming Competition and a LEGO Building Competition. .

      Youth may participate in one or more events.

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Sunday, April 2nd

  1. Ukrainian Eggs
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Learn to Make Ukrainian Eggs!

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  2. Hack Something!

Tuesday, April 4th

  1. Ukrainian Eggs
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Open workshop for the art of Pysanka, a traditional Ukrainian egg decorating technique. There will be time available before and after the business meeting to work on your eggs.

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