The aim of the project is to have a Flexible studio of the future. Why flexible???In what way??? Every educational institute has students of varied learning and working styles and it is very important to be able to provide them with spaces which boosts their interest and potential of work. This thought formed the base of the concept leading us to monitor noise and number of people in each space and providing this information to students so that they are able to find the spot that will help them be most productive.
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Studio-based classrooms provide opportunities for collaboration and hands-on learning, while distance education classes feel...distant. How do we mesh the benefits of studio classrooms with the growing trend of distance education? A few of the many problems include:
- Knowing which students are present, and how to leverage different skills and learning styles from or across a distance.
- Easily knowing who has a question or wants to speak since visibility is more limited.
- Knowing whether or not students are interested without direct eye contact.
We see the learning space of the future as a connected system linking people to people, leveraging their skill-sets and backgrounds through incentivizing helping others and creating more well-rounded students.
No longer do you need to carry around your key fob, your ID, your credit card, your company access card, your glucose reader, your flash drive, or wear your fitbit. THiNK smart tattoo replaces all of that. This beautiful sub-dermal "tattoo" is comprised of nanoparticle ink, an RFID chip and 'electronic skin,' consisting of 'sensors, transistors, frequency capacitors, wireless antennas and even solar cells to power the patch (1).'
Want to get that suddenly cheap flight while it's available or know when Nordstrom's is offering a 1-hr flash sale? How about if an item you posted on eBay is sold and needs to be mailed, or when your grocery store has your favorite foods on special?
No need to log into your e-mail multiple times an hour or wade through all of the offers you've received when you can know the important information at just a GLANCE.
GLANCE is an ambient device that acts as both a desk light as well as a glance-able notification device. Based on your needs, you can tell your GLANCE to notify you on a multitude of different price changes:
*Amazon WishList Price Drops
*Flight Tracker Price Changes
*Price Drops at Best Buy
*Ebay max price hit or winning bid notifications
... For example, if you are tracking when rugs go on sale at any of your favorite furniture stores, you can set your GLANCE up to let you know if one does go on sale. No need to wade through your junk mail daily just to make sure you don't miss that sale you were looking for.
Designed for parents who often travel for work and their children, the plush Minion and Minion key-chain enable the sharing of photos from the parent's travels (or the child's day) to one another via the cloud.
Context: A counter mat with embedded weight sensors would be programmed to trigger a blinking red light and a noise maker (daddy suggested that it be able to shock the cat too…). If Opal, who weighs twice as much as Marble or Gravel, is on the pad and is blocking the light from a photoresistor embedded in Marble's food bowl. If one of the lighter cats is on the pad and is blocking the light, or if Opal is sitting on the pad and not eating, a green indicator light will be on.