A desire to turn the lights off without getting out of bed.
What it does
Remotely controls the lights from your phone.
How we built it
We used a rack and pinion structure to mechanically flip the light switch. The gear is controlled by a servo motor and a raspberry pi. The box containing the gears and the gears themselves were laser-cut.
Challenges we ran into
Understanding how to use Flask, mechanical errors and malfunctions, our servo not being powerful enough
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Turning on a light.
What we learned
We learned how to interface with motors, how to use a new framework (flask), and how to use a laser cutter.
What's next for Switchy
Making it smaller, and adding voice activation.