Cricket Clock

Chris Bradley (2002)
Cricket Clock. CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada, November.

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Abstract

Cricket Clock is an ambient display designed to look like a tropical beach scene. It is activated based on how often a nearby telephone is used. Each time a call is received a new cricket appears in the display and begins making noise. Beneath the pond is a simple clock but if the user approaches the clock the crickets are scared away. At the heart of Cricket Clock is an interface kit attached to 8 LED's, a TextLCD and a light sensor. The crickets are the LED's timed to blink at the same rate as the cricket sound clip whenever they are activated. I show the date and time on the TextLCD which lies next to the light sensor. If the light level changes past a certain threshold the crickets are disabled and hide for a certain length of time.

Bibtex entry

@MISC { 2002-CricketClock-Bradley-1.18,
AUTHOR = { Chris Bradley },
TITLE = { Cricket Clock },
HOWPUBLISHED = { CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada },
YEAR = { 2002 },
MONTH = { November },
}