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Jofre and Guillem Smart hat tested by Iowa Pig

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 A smart hat with lights and sensor that detects your tilt. If you are sleeping and your head tilts, the lights turn off, a noise will wake up you and a message appears in the computer. When you are up the lights are on again. The program restarts automatically. The Lego hat is being tested by our loved Iowa pig. 

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 Program by Jofre (9) and lego hat design by Guillem (7). Dad recorded the movie. Our Iowa pig tested the hat!! (with some help from Jofre and Guillem)  

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 Iowa pig testing the hat with lights on and tilt sensor horizontal

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 The Program: it has three parts: (1) switch on lights, (2) waiting for  tilt and making sound and switch offor on lights and (3) screen message. The parts of the program communicate using the send message feature.

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 Bottom view to see the location of the tilt sensor

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 Lego hat

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3 Comments

  1. barbarab

    Clever use of the tilt sensor! I love all the details you put into your creation–the lights, the snoring, and, of course, Iowa Pig!

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