Connected Room

Created on 21 Nov 2016

Ever want a facial recognition activated IOT dorm room with outlet, light, and appliance control?

We are making a fully connected dorm room! It is essentially many small iot connected devices that communicate to one central raspberry pi unit with a touch screen interface. Here are the components: * Raspberry pi HUB with touch LED display to schedule and manage all devices. This is where all the data is stored and processed. This will come with a picam to sense your face (python libraries do this) and only activate for you. This can directly communicate to a teensy with an ARMC M-4 Processor running an RTOS (Chibi OS) to schedule events accurately and be powerful enough to run our data processing algorithms. * Arduino controlled extension chord to power appliances, such as a coffee machine to turn on with your alarm (adafruit has a device that makes this easy) * Neon LED Ring to set the tone for your room (mood lights), and and LED strip to smartly illuminate parts of your room based on data fed. * LoRA module (long range radio module), and could control the room from anywhere on campus! The basic communication within the room would take place with Xbee with one BT device to connect to a phone for text commands. Long range communication would be done with LoRA


Sidharth Verma


Anand Kapadia


Roshan Sajjad


Adithya Venkatesan

Part Cost Quantity Total
Teensy 3.2 + header ID: 2756 - $19.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & $19.95 2 $39.90
Powerful arm chip with arduino like usability for fine control of GPIO with scheduler
Adafruit PiTFT - 320x240 2.8 TFT+Touchscreen for Raspberry Pi ID: 1601 $34.95 1 $34.95
LED Screen Touch to connect to the pi and act as an interface to our GUI
Adafruit RFM95W LoRa Radio Transceiver Breakout - 868 or 915 MHz ID: 3 $19.95 2 $39.90
LoRA Transceiver for long range wireless communication
Lithium Ion Polymer Battery - 3.7v 1200mAh ID: 258 - $9.95 : Adafruit $9.95 2 $19.90
3.3 Volt LIPO Battery
Female DC Power adapter - 2.1mm jack to screw terminal block ID: 368 - $2.00 1 $2.00
Female adaptor to connect power supply to light strip
5V 10A switching power supply ID: 658 - $25.00 : Adafruit Industries, $25.00 1 $25.00
Power supply for light strip
XBee Module - Series 1 - 1mW with Wire Antenna [XB24-AWI-001] ID: 128 $22.95 2 $45.90
XBee Series 1 for wireless communication
Controllable Four Outlet Power Relay Module ID: 2935 - $19.95 : Adafru $19.95 1 $19.95
Controllable Four Outlet Power Relay Module that can be Arduino Controlled
NeoPixel Ring - 16 x 5050 RGBW LEDs w/ Integrated Drivers [Natural Whi $11.95 1 $11.95
Neopixel ring with natural white light
Switched JST-PH 2-Pin SMT Right Angle Breakout Board ID: 1863 - $2.50 $2.50 3 $7.50
JST (lipo) breakout w switch
Adafruit NeoPixel Digital RGB LED Strip - Black 60 LED [BLACK] ID: 146 $24.95 2 $49.90
LED Strips to illuminate the room in a smart, data driven way, as well as act as a semi-display
2-pin JST SM Plug + Receptacle Cable Set ID: 2880 - $0.75 : Adafruit I $0.75 2 $1.50
JST pin to connect light strip to teensy
Project Totals: 20 $298.35
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $50.00
Remaining Budget: $1.65