Date

6-2017

Degree Name

BS in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering Department

Advisor

Richard Murray

Abstract

The Internet of Things asserts that there exists a global need for all objects to connect easily and accessibly. Today, smartphones, tablets, laptops and smart watches makeup just a few of the interconnected devices by the greater population. As a result a growing need for wireless connection between personal devices like phones, and computers to everyday appliances exists. This idea extends directly to households, businesses and buildings, where a growing need for smart home or smart-business appliances has taken root. Many companies like Nest, ADT and Apple make products for automated home security and in home media control. The Wireless Window Blinds project aims to provide smart home technology to window blinds.

The Wireless Window Blinds gives users wireless control over pre-existing wireless blinds. Users, through a mobile device app, have direct control over basic window blind functionality: opening, closing, raising and lowering window blinds. Additionally, users have flexible control over any number of blinds across any number of rooms. The app allows users to easily open and close all their connected blinds remotely. This project strives to create a self-contained system that gives users wireless, automated control of a network of window blinds.