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24 Smart Closet
Luchuan Zhang
Yiwei Li
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The problems: It's hard for people to organize their clothes in traditional closet, and easily forget which clothes they already have when they want to buy new clothes online or in store. Forget which clothes should do laundry.

Existed solutions: Mostly are customized traditional closets. Some smart closet apps need users to take pictures and upload, too time-consuming. And these apps do not associated with users' closets.

Our solution: The closet will take pictures of any new add clothes. It will count the days you worn each clothes and display on the phone. It can indicate which clothes to pick and to wash by different color of LED on clothes hanger and notice you when the laundry basket is full.

Hardware: A motor controlled rotatable rack. On the rack there are around 20 gates to place clothes, each gate has a number assigned. A control panel (micro controller is expected) decides how long rack should rotate, when to photo, and use WiFi to connect with phone. A photo booth aside. LED system to indicate which clothes to pick also controlled by micro-controller. Weight sensor to measure the weight of laundry basket also linked to controller. This micro-controller may infer to Raspberry Pi.

Software: Phone app. Each clothes has a database: type, picture (new clothes will have no picture), number of the gate (will be assigned a new number if put in again and will be null if clothes is outside of closet), status of need photo or not, and worn days. App will send the specific gate number to the control panel, and all the information control panel get will be updated on the phone.

Growing Degree Day Monitor

Anthony De Roo, John Habegger, Jay Zhaoyu Yao

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The purpose is to create an inexpensive growing degree day monitor that records temperature and computes growing degree days for a specific farming field during a growing season. This monitor will be placed near a farm field where it will monitor temperature conditions during the growing season. It will record both the ambient air and soil temperatures over the course of day. These temperatures will then be used to calculate the growing degree days. The cumulative number of degree days will then be displayed on either a seven-segment display or this can be downloaded to a computer. This monitor will be powered through a combination of both solar and battery power.