IoT Washer and Dryer reminder

Submitted by Patrick on Tue, 03/15/2016 - 15:30

I've always had in issue with remembering when my clothes were fimished in either the dryer or the washer. Yea they both have an alarm but the units are in the basement so it is very difficult to hear them when you are on the ground or second floor.

My solution? Design a device to detect when the washing machine and dryer are complete and send some sort of notification to me.

So let's lets make a list or requirements and the choices to fufil those requiremnts

The Beginning of the “take the trash down” robot

Submitted by Patrick on Wed, 12/16/2015 - 18:03

This is the beginning of the project I will be working on to design a simple robot that will take the trash down to the curb for pick up.

There will be a few steps involved in this process:

  1. Grab or lift the trash can

  2. Reverse down an incline (I am suspect some sort of auto leveler will be needed to keep the trash can from tipping over )