Home Is Where The Heart Is

HIWTHI is an idea i’ve been working on for a while. It combines 2 of my passions mobile development and physical computing and gives me a great excuse to get some hands on experience with some cool tech like the electric imp.

The ‘Heart’ is a light that sits at the centre of the home and is used to determine how close a person is to the home through its brightness. The accompanying app on the phone uses GPS to track the users location and pass this data to the server which then calculates the distance from home. This information is then passed down to the electric imp which sets the brightness of the light.

If the light has been dull for a while you can touch the heart and a notification is sent to the phone displaying a quote or thought about home and its importance in your life