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Berkeley ‘Most Automated Dorm-Room' Laziness

 - May 5, 2012
References: geekologie & boingboing.net
College dorms have often represented the home of laziness and a freshman has brought this stereotype to life with the Berkeley ‘Most Automated Dorm-Room.' This automaton-infused dwelling designed by UC Berkeley student David L My (YouTube alias ‘derekmy’s’) is fully loaded with robotic features for the everyday student. My’s dorm room oasis showcases, "a variety of automation systems controlling the lights, drapes, and music."

In a short video, My shows the audience the functionality of his self-sufficient room all thanks to the pre-programmed modes he designed. These modes include a "romance mode," a "sleep mode," and a "party mode." Berkeley’s automated abode is not limited to mundane tasks of "opening the blinds and turning lights on and off," instead it takes on interesting duties. For example, the "romance mode" comes complete with musical accompaniment of Elton John’s ‘Can you Feel the Love Tonight?' My has no doubt proven that one can create inventive gadgets out of simple mechanisms to be used for the everyday.