With Singapore's unpredictable weather, we often find ourselves hesitant to leave our windows open because of a very unlikely rain. Haven't you wished there was someway to close your windows on its own if it starts to rain?
What it is
We hacked an existing window system to suit our needs through IoT. Our system consists of some weather sensors, like a DIY rain sensor, an mobile application, and an automated window opening and closing mechanism, all interconnected via Bluetooth.
What it does
Our rain sensor detects the absence or presence of rain and causes the window to open or close. You can also control the window using the mobile application.
How we built it
We made a rain sensor to check for the presence of rain and built the opening and closing mechanism using cardboard and other everyday materials and servos.
Challenges we ran into
We had difficulty in finding materials that could support the motor weight and move the windows. Also had trouble synchronize the application data and data from the Arduino.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Managed to make an application that could connect and control the window. Successfully set up BT communication and demonstration of IoT
What we learned
Teamwork, arduino and soldering skills.
What's next for WiOpen
Scheduling system and more control and weather updates.