Inspiration

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.

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