We wondered about the high inefficiency of modern day humidifiers (keep running regardless of whether the room is humid or not). Our idea was to change this so that the humidifier would only run when it needed to and not unnecessarily raise the humidity in the room to a high percentage.
What it does
It detects the humidity in the product's surroundings and depending on the user's threshold (user inputs a threshold from a slider on the product's website), the product will then raise the humidity of its surroundings. Once the humidity is reached, it will shut off. This will continuously happen until the user turns the product off. The product also detects temperature and air quality and makes graphs of three of these aspects of its surroundings (humidity, temperature, air quality) on the website.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
To connect the Arduino with the server online to communicate with it was difficult at first since the communication had to not only be fast, but also work. Graphing the humidity, temperature and air quality on the website was a challenge as well.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
What's next for Myst
Wish to implement this project into a bigger scale. The main selling points are the facts that are the materials used are relatively inexpensive and it is a dynamic product that changes with its surroundings.