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A project log for MoonLITE

Interactive lighting elements for the mobility impaired. Designing a power supply for architectural scale interactive EL installations

foolfool 08/26/2017 at 19:573 Comments

After doing these interviews, we came up with an archetypal human that we'd like to help with the technology we have been developing.  In the following post, we detail a scenario where we imagine interactive lighting could help a mobility impaired person live a fuller life.

For Rose, we created three modules which work in tandem to make her life safer in seamless way, by augmenting her existing interactions.

Consider how these three MOON-LITEs interact in the following scenario!

Rose wakes up hungry in the middle of the night.

The MOON-LITEs detect her motion and enter a low brightness mode, highlighting obstacles in the room, and making it easy for her to get a bit of extra guidance if she needs it.

When she grabs on to any MOON-LITE, all other lites (as well as other optional LED lighting) enter a high brightness mode to give Rose a bit of extra assistance as she moves around.

On her way back to bed, she can tap on the outside of the light-switch to deactivate the MOON-LITEs, something not usually possible with a motion activated system or turn on the room lights if she needs to find a book on her shelf.  

If she forgets to tap the Light-Lite, the MOON-LITEs will all turn off automatically if they don't detect motion for a few minutes.


fool wrote 09/03/2017 at 22:58 point

Hey @Wassim tagging you here in regards to #Home Smart Mesh .  The Whoa Board ( is drop in compatible with the NRF24L01 radios (the programming header has the same pinout), so nodes like the ones described in this project should integrate in a straightforward way into your system!

Happy to provide more details if you are curious!

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Wassim wrote 09/04/2017 at 17:09 point

That's cool, I'll check your project in details, I'll be glad if there is a combination, reuse, exchange possible.

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fool wrote 09/04/2017 at 20:39 point

Please let me know if you have any questions!  I'll be playing more with the nrf24 radios in the coming months - will certainly take a closer look at your project then as well!

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