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Dormouse

Alexander Reeder
JaeYoon Kang

The Dormouse gives right-away to the first of two people approaching a closed door via a small LED indicator.

http://e-sa.org/itp/urban/

Classes Designing for Constraints,Urban Computing

We are always at risk of whacking someone with the door when entering and leaving bathrooms, amongst other spaces. Our project proposes to solve this problem by adding a LED indicator to the door. If one were to approach from the outside, the LED indicator on the inside would flash red - someone's about to enter. If two people approach at the same time, the first person is given precedence with a green light. Sensing is done with IR. Dormouse requires no modification to the door. The indicators, sensors and microcontroller are inserted into a small, simple package.