Frigid shower temps in the morning
What it does
Automatically warms shower to optimal temperature and diverts water to a secondary tank to conserve water and save energy. Signals when to enter a shower and starts automatically in response to an IR sensor.
How we built it
Servo in a shower head connected to an arduino that takes parameters from an IR distance sensor, a passive IR sensor, and is powered with an incredibly hacky use of a drill.
Challenges we ran into
1.Measuring the water viscosity without a flow sensor, and instead relying on an IR sensor.
- Taping things together
- Going to home depot to get a shower head.
- Transporting a ton of material to the hackathon.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Saving water and sticking to our plan the entire time.
What we learned
Bring a drill to every hackathon
What's next for Drip Drop
Will create a commercially viable product by replacing the entire shower tube to create an elegant and simple interface that offers the full functionality.