Principles and practices, great projects, introductions, final presentations
What I learned:
I had my first Fab Academy Class, which I really enjoyed. We talked about digital revolutions, the center fo Bits and Atoms, projects made previously in Fab Academy, the Fab Foundation and Fab Cities.
I started to brainstorm ideas for my final project, I searched on the Internet for articles regarding smart parking lots, to sketch the idea.
Sources and inspiration used:
To build the sketch for my final project I read different articles on-line to get a better idea of how smart parking lots work, what has been done already and how can to innovate.
What I did:
I started to draw my first draft regarding my final project. It will be a device that allows you know if a parking space is available or not. Usually a person can see a red or green light that tells the driver if there's a free space, in this case either there is a light or there isn't.
If there is a light shining above the parking space then the space is available, if there is no light then the spot is occupied by another car. The light shines because it reflects the light, if a car is parked then the driver won't be able to see the light, and therefor the spot would be occupied. I haven't figured out yet how the system will work, because it will not be made with electric cables,although it will definitely include electronic devices.
The idea is to reflect the light and use as little energy as possible. That lowers costs regarding energy, maintenance and infrastructure.