Smart Cup can currently do two things:
1. Tell if your cup is ready to drink; 2. Animates if you are drinkingTo achieve these tasks, my product has 3 component: a NeoPixel (8mm), a potentiometer, and a tilt sensor.
Problems I ran into/Lessons learned:
- LED vs NeoPixel
Initially when I got the NeoPixel
- Tilt sensor
Originally I was going to use an accelerometer to detect the cup’s motion in space. But then I realized I only need a True/False statement about whether the cup is tilt. so I used a tilt sensor instead.
- Transfering to small breadboard
Originally, I got everything to work on a medium-sized breadboard. But my control rod of the potentiometer can only be oriented horizontally. See below video.
So I transferred everything to a smaller-sized breadboard, which allows my control rod to point upward.
4. Adafruit Gemma/ Teensyduino not working with Arduino
Now that I can fit the breadboard into the cup, I need to fit the arduino control in the cup as well. I first tried Adafruit Gemma and got through the installation process. Unfortunately, the port cannot be recognized by my arduino.
Next I am going to try teensyduino. This will be the next step of my project.
Coming up, I am thinking about incorporating the following things:
1. temperature sensor
3. Proximity sensor: if there is the couple cup is nearby, the cup does something
4. Add customization