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
on Monday, November 26th, 2012
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Agenda

Today

  1. Wreath Making
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Workshop on making seasonal wreaths using natural and found materials. You may supplement with store bought materials if you bring them.

      Class size limit 14 people or I will need helpers to bring all the material.
      Bring your own wreath frame, this style recomended https://www.google.com/shopping/product/11713777082107575278

      Other stuff you might want to bring:
      - gloves to protect your fingers from being poked and sappy
      - hand pruners, wire cutters, thin wire or twist ties
      - decorative seeds, berries, pine cones
      - ribbons
      - lunch/snacks/drinks to share
      - an empty car trunk to bring home your wreath

      I will supply:
      - Evergreen foliage from a few different species
      - some seeds and berries for decoration
      - pine cones if I find any
      - some prunners, wire, and wire cutters

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Tomorrow

  1. Hack Something!

Tuesday, November 21st

  1. Hacksgiving
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor
    • Arch Reactor will provide a meat/main dish. Everyone is encouraged to bring a side dish and a project to hack on.

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Friday, November 24th

  1. 3D Printer Meetup

Sunday, November 26th

  1. Hack Something!