StarWars Coffee Room Monitor

Chris Willott (2002)
StarWars Coffee Room Monitor. CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada, November.

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Abstract

Pegs on the mugboard are assigned to various employees, and these pegs are then monitored via StarWars figurines and a screen display. If someone has their cofeee cup off the shelf, they're on coffee break. Monitoring the system are light sensors hidden beneath each peg. Too much light, and the mug is off it's perch - it's owner is taking a coffee break. Correspondingly, one of the figures on the board will be moved via servo motor, letting you observe what's going on at all times, without distracting you from your daily activities. The employee to figurine map is easily adjustable by on-screen controls, which will also enable turn-over in the workforce.

Bibtex entry

@MISC { 2002-StarWars-Willott-2.17,
AUTHOR = { Chris Willott },
TITLE = { StarWars Coffee Room Monitor },
HOWPUBLISHED = { CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada },
YEAR = { 2002 },
MONTH = { November },
}