Project Lane of Things Radio
The general question we are trying to solve is how active is a classroom here at Lane Tech. We hope to see that we are using the dance room efficiently since it is an amazing facility here at Lane Tech. Our enclosure is placed in the dance room. We chose Lane Tech’s Dance Room because classes are in there during the day as well as clubs and extracurricular groups which use the dance room after school.
We are trying to record the level of sound in terms of volume and how loud a room gets, the temperature and humidity, and using a motion sensor to get an estimate of how many people walk by, get close, or interact with the photon. The three can all show correlation to how active the classroom is. With the sound sensor we could set it so that it tells us that either the music is on or the sound from people in the dance room accumulates loud enough to prove the activity in the dance room.
Final Box Design
We decided to make the enclosure to look like a radio since the location of the sensors/enclosure would be the dance room which makes the radio design completely relevant. The three sensors are programmed to send back data to our google spreadsheet every minute.
There seems to be a correlation because when motion is present and sound levels go up, the humidity and temperature levels go up as well. The data present shows that the dance room is active and that there are certain times of the day when the classroom is more active than others.