SmartFountain


WINNER: Philips Hue Prize

SmartFountain is a tangible experience of the digital world. Besides being an exquisite centerpiece on one's desk, the fountain provides notifications in a subtle yet noticeable way. Powered by Philips Hue lightbulbs and a LEAP motion sensor, SmartFountain leads the future of aesthetic technology. When one gets a Facebook notification, for example, the fountain changes to a blue glow. A simple swipe over the fountain dismisses the notification. A quick hand gesture turns on the fountain's spigot and lights, and other simple gestures change how the fountain behaves. We firmly believe that in a world saturated with "new" innovations, design based off of aesthetic technology will be soon successful.

In order to build this hack, we utilized a Raspberry Pi connected to a LEAP motion sensor, an aquarium pump, several Philips Hue light bulbs, a few custom circuit boards, and other such technologies.

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