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2021 Final Copy Personal Project Report

- A 3D model of a smart home
Word Count: 3325 words
Table of Contents
Criterion A – Investigating
Global Context
Prior Knowledge and Personal Interest
Research Skills
Criterion B – Planning
Criteria for the Product
Planning and Organizing
Self-Management Skills
Criterion C – Taking Action
Product Achievements and Goal Reflection
Thinking Skills
Communication and Social Skills
Criterion D – Reflecting
Quality of Product in Comparison to Criteria
Knowledge Expansion
Development as an IB Learner
Works Cited
Criterion A- Investigating
My goal is to research a smart home alternative using Arduino that is more affordable
for middle-class citizens in Egypt. I aim to create a 3D model of the house, which showcases
some of what the Arduino can do in a smart home. What is challenging about this project is
that it requires me to acquire many new skills. These include effective researching and
effective social skills which I need in order to have good interviews and reliable research on
smart homes. I also need to develop new technical skills such as handcrafting and learn
wiring and coding on a much more advanced level, so I can have a successful outcome.
Global Context:
The global context for my project is ‘globalization and sustainability’ because the
basic goal is to improve the lives of a certain group of people in a sustainable way. My
project works on giving the middle-class new options of luxury and comfort, which is only
affordable by the upper class. If my project is applied on a larger scale and is successful,
smart houses being cheaper will also result in the prices of normal houses and apartments to
be cheaper as well, since there will be less demand on them and therefor the lower-class can
afford better places to live, this will also result in a reduced homeless population due to
cheaper housing (End Homelessness). It could also reduce the gap between social classes and
inequality which is the most important step a country can take to improve the population’s
sustainability. Furthermore, both greater equality and improvements in standards of living are
needed for populations to flourish and inequality wastes human potential (Social Europe).
Personal Interest:
Since I was a kid, I always had an interest in technology. I was always amazed at the
endless things that you could create with it, and I was fascinated to see how technology
always progresses. I also like designing things and throughout my childhood I liked sketching
house designs, which is crucial for my final product. The idea of having a smart home always
seemed very interesting to me, and as a result, I wanted to explore it more, produce my own
version and see if I can make it more affordable. Coding is a big and tough part of my
product, yet I am very excited to start coding because I find it very interesting since I grew up
watching my dad code, as it is what he does for living.
Prior Knowledge:
The knowledge I have on smart homes comes from the little research I have acquired
by myself. The idea of being able to control things in my room came from the Philips HUE
lightbulb -and using an app on my phone, I can control it and change its colour- that I have at
home. I also have a lot of knowledge that is related to my final project, such as learning the
basics of coding back in second grade. I also know Arduino coding because my dad bought
me an Arduino set 2 years ago, thanks to the tutorials that came with it, including the wiring
and the programming of it, which means that I could now identify the components and
outline how an Arduino works (Appendix 1). This is related to my project because it is what I
used to power and control my smart house model, which is my final product. Since I joined
IB, I have learned how to research well through making plans, gathering information,
analysing that research, and evaluating sources, which I have done for this project. I have also
learned good communication skills in my I&S class over the 2 and half years I spent in IB,
which I used when I interviewed consumers in both Egypt and Denmark.
Research Skills:
The first thing I did after I decided what to do for my personal project, was to make a brief
research so I can get a general understanding about my project (Appendix 2). Then I did
some extensive research on smart homes and how an Arduino could work in a smart home,
because it was crucial for building my 3D model (Secondary sources), and I summarized that
extensive research so I could refer to it later (Appendix 3). After I was done with the written
research on smart homes, I wanted to get consumers’ perspective, and fortunately, I was able
to reach out to 3 consumers (Appendix 4), 2 that live in Denmark and 1 that lives in Egypt
(Primary sources), which I found really helpful as I started building my model (Appendix 5).
Then I started researching existing projects of people using Arduinos in smart homes, which
gave me some inspiration. This included projects on the Arduino project hub and videos on
YouTube, as well as blogs. Finally, when I was building the model, I did some research
whenever I got stuck in the building process or the coding process.
Criterion B- Planning
The success of my personal project will be mainly based on whether or not I am able to prove
the validity of my hypothesis, which is that an Arduino could be used as a more affordable
alternative to smart home technologies available today, as well as how successful my final
product is, which is measured by comparing my 3D model to my success criteria which I
have set for myself (Appendix 6). It is very important for me to have a success criteria, so I
know what I am aiming for when I am building my 3D model. It will be a challenge for me to
develop a smart home that works well while keeping it advanced enough to impress the
audience. While the technology in my final product is very crucial to its success, the 3D
model itself should be eye-catching and with great detail so it can attract my audience when
they see it, but this will be a challenge since I do not have strong artistic skills and I will have
work hard and try to avoid mistakes when building the 3D model, because any big mistakes
will force me to redo things and therefor spend more time than I have planned to spend on
Organization and Plan:
At first my project was a mess, and it seemed like it would be hard to achieve what I
want. Then, I divided my project into smaller parts and small tasks which made it look
achievable (appendix 7). In order for me to be able to keep up with the many deadlines that
we have, I made a calendar that I check often, which includes all the deadlines in the personal
project, as well as deadlines that I put for myself for small parts of my project and my
personal events (Appendix 8). In order for my project to be more successful I will use the
design cycle, meaning that my project will be divided into 4 parts plus a small part in the end.
This includes inquiring and analysing, which is the research that I will do before starting on
my final product, developing ideas, which is when I brainstorm the ideas for all the decisions
I have to make throughout my project and then developing the best one, creating the solution,
which is when I build my final product, and evaluating, which is reflecting on my final
product using various methods and techniques, and asking people for their feedback. Finally,
I will further improve my product using the feedback I got.
It was hard to plan ahead at the start because of Covid since I did not know what was going to
happen next. However, I tried to work around that by having another plan of what to do if
things did not go as planned. I also had to put in my mind that I was spending a month and a
half in Egypt, which meant that I did not have access to my 3D model. In addition to that, I
had to do most of my project during my time in Denmark since when I went to Egypt I did
not have a lot of free time to work on my personal project, which meant that I had less time to
work on my personal project than I would have had if I did not travel to Egypt. I dealt with
this problem by trying my best to be as productive as I can in the times when I can work.
Another challenge which I had to face was that I was not able to imagine how much time it
takes to do something in my personal project, until I actually started working on it, which
caused me to be stressed before a deadline. However, I think I have good stress management
and that I am a person that could use this to my advantage because I work better and more
efficiently under pressure. Before this stage of stress happens to me before a deadline, I
sometimes find it hard to self-motivate to start working on something, and when I start
working, I procrastinate a lot. In order to deal with this problem, I set myself rewards that I
give myself only when I finish what I want to finish.
Criterion C- Taking Action
Creation of Product in response to goal:
The original goal of my project was to show how the Arduino could be used as a
cheaper alternative for smart homes for the middle class in Egypt through a 3D model of an
apartment that is powered by Arduino. I felt that it was very crucial for me to plan everything
before actually starting to build it in real life. So the first thing I did was that I chose an
apartment design that I wanted to use that would fit my project, which was the design of my
own house in Egypt. This gave me a head start because it meant that I only had to remember
what my house was like and sketch it (Appendix 9), rather than design an apartment from
scratch. Then to get a more accurate representation of my house, I built it on
floorplanner.com and added the furniture from my memory, so I can get measurements that
are as close to the real-life house as possible, since I did not access to measure it at that time
(Appendix 10). Then I built the house on SketchUp, which allowed me to start seeing the
house on a smaller scale (Appendix 11). After I was done choosing and designing the house
that I was going to use, I converted all the wall sides to a smaller scale and added the Arduino
components that I was going to have in the model -which was based on the smart home
features that I researched and the components that make sense to be in the model- to the
sketch I already have (Appendix 12). These allowed me to calculate the exact materials
needed as well as the new Arduino components that I need to buy (Appendix 13). After I
bought and gathered all the materials, I started building the model. Building the house
consisted of cutting the foam board to pieces and then pasting them using the glue gun as
walls on the foam board floor. After the house was built, I wired is and put the Arduino in it,
while making sure that the audience cannot see the mess that is caused because of the wires
since it is hidden below the model (Appendix 14), which proved to be a successful way to
make my 3D model look clean and therefor look good. The final part of building the 3D
model was making the Arduino work by coding it. I started by coding each of the
components by itself on different folders, which I then into 1 final code file (Appendix 15).
Although, writing the 320 lines of code was not a very difficult task since I only had to
combine the existing code for the different components (Appendix 16), I spent so much time
testing my model and fixing errors, which is what I found the most difficult part of my
Thinking Skills:
Throughout the whole project my critical and creative skills were challenged in many aspects.
In all parts of the process of creating my product, there were endless options and possibilities
which I could choose to do, and my thinking skills were challenged as I had to choose what
would benefit my product the most. An example of this is when I had to choose the house
design for my model, I chose to use my own house because of the fact that it is located in
Egypt, and since my project aims to give a more affordable alternative to the middle class in
Egypt, it made sense to use an apartment design from Egypt because apartments there are
different than most others in terms of size and how that space is used (Appendix 10). In
addition to that, in the part where I had to make my 3D model a smart home, I had to
incorporate many different processes and techniques together, while making sure that they all
fit well in the design, the code, the wiring, the appearance and the functionality. This is a
challenge for me, and it requires critical and creative thinking because previously I have been
able to use some of these components individually and combining them is a new thing for
me. During my project I encountered there were many situations which I encountered which
did not allow me to continue with what I have planned before. I used my thinking skills to
find a way around these problems. The biggest roadblock which I have faced in my personal
project was not being able to use the Bluetooth module which I have bought. When I was
testing the Bluetooth module, I was not able to send data from the Arduino to the phone that
is connected to it via the Bluetooth module. Unfortunately, this meant that I could not have an
app on a phone, and a solution which I used for this problem was to use the Arduino serial
monitor on a laptop that is connect to the Arduino.
Communication and social skills:
In the research of my project, I needed to interview consumers, and this really tested my
social skills because I had to prepare the correct questions to ask in order to receive the
information that I would benefit from in my research, and later when building my 3D model
(Appendix 5). My Arabic skills were tested as well since 2 of the people I interviewed as
consumers were Egyptian (Appendix 4). I also have to communicate with my dad so he can
help me and teach me the technical aspects of my project that I am not good at, as well as any
challenges I face in my coding, so I could benefit from his knowledge and experience with
programming, and the challenge is communicating what I want to do to them, which is hard
because I lack the technical knowledge and sometimes, the language skills. I also had to
effectively communicate with my supervisor about my personal project. I used effective
communication skills when I was meeting with my supervisor and when I was emailing her,
so I can get guidance on my report and feedback on my product, as well as clearing any
concerns and questions that I had.
Criterion D- Reflecting
Quality of product compared to criteria:
I am proud of the 3D model that I created and completed through this project. The
wires are well hidden and the 3D model is built using the foam board with high quality,
which makes it look clean. The smart home has 4 features that function well when the
commands are entered on the Arduino serial monitor. Although all of the informal feedback I
got from the exhibition was positive (Appendix 17), there is definitely room for improving
my 3D model. It could be improved by adding that mobile app to control the smart home, or
by adding more features and components. Also, an easy improvement that could be done just
by changing the code is adding automations. This means that for example, when the front
door is opened, the reception lights are turned on automatically. The house would look better
if it was painted and if it was decorated with furniture. These are things that I would do if I
work on my product after PP is over. Most importantly I have achieved most of the criteria
goals I set for myself, or at least found solutions for goals that I was not able to achieve. I
believe my product was successful in showing an Arduino could be used in a smart home and
it could be used as a starting point for Arduino smart homes to become more common, and
for the middle class in Egypt to have access to it.
Reflect on expansion of knowledge:
I started this project with nothing but curiosity about smart homes and excitement to
start building my final product. I wanted to learn more about smart homes, and I most
definitely achieved that goal. But I think the most surprising thing I learned was that the
reason smart homes are not very common is because they have many disadvantages and that
they have a long way to develop before becoming more common, and therefore becoming
more affordable. During the month and half which I spent in Egypt I got reminded of how
good my project would be if it was implemented in real life. It made me want to see the
middle class in Egypt have a chance to own smart homes, which is something they don’t
have. It would also be very beneficial for them financially because smart homes could save a
lot of energy and therefore save those people some money that would open new opportunities
for them. But what I think was the most important positive outcome for me from this project
was that I did things I never did before and therefor acquired new skills. For example, when I
was building my model, I learned how to use an exacto knife to cut accurately and how to use
a glue gun effectively, even though I never used an exacto knife nor a glue gun. I also really
developed my coding skills, because of the guidance my dad gave me when I was stuck as
well as the research I did to find a solution to a problem.
Development as an IB Learner:
This being my third year in IB, means that I am familiar with the IB learner profiles, and how
to be a good IB student. I created my product because I know that it could make the world a
better place. Throughout my project, I used the skills that IB taught me to my advantage so I
can deliver my product in the best way possible. I used organization skills to keep everything
organized from the very beginning and an example of this is how I organized my code
(Appendix 15). I used research skills to gather reliable and helpful research that deepened my
knowledge about smart homes (Appendix 2), and my project helped me improve my
researching skills as I learned to visually filter the sources that I find when I search for
something because this this project required me to use reliable information. I was able to be
open-minded and inquiring to talk to people and interview them, and then being a good
communicator by listening to the answers they have to my questions and then building on
what they said so I can get as much information as I can from them (Appendix 5). These
skills really helped me achieve my goal, which is a step to making the world a better place.
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Appendix 1 (3 March 2021): Screenshot of the Arduino kit my dad bought me
Appendix 2 (6 March 2021): OPVL Source Analysis:
What is a Smart Home?
Video Example of Smart
Home Technology in
YouTube channel:
29 February 2012
-A video that shows what a
smart house and a
simulation of it in action
-The video showed relevant
information to my research.
-It gave me some ideas to
put in my 3D model
Home Automation with
Marco Schwartz
23 July 2014
-The book is full of tutorials
of different home
automations using Arduino,
including components,
wiring and code.
How smart homes save
Sally Norton
29 October 2019
-The article discusses the
different ways smart homes
can save energy.
Us and Them
Produced by Krista
Loughton and Jennifer
-The film gives the
perspective of what it is like
to be homeless as it
revolves around the lives of
4 characters
-I found this book really
helpful, as not only did it
give me many new ideas, it
also contained how to use
these ideas completely.
-The author wrote many
books about Arduinos and
programming in general,
with high rating, therefor he
is a reliable source to gain
information about
-I found this article helpful
when I was researching the
advantages of smart homes.
-The article is recent,
meaning that not that much
smart home development
happened after it was
-This documentary gave me
a whole new different
perspective on
homelessness and the basic
need of a shelters
-The reliability of the video
is questionable because I
am not able to see who the
author and they might not
be credible to make a video
about smart homes.
-The book is written for real
home automation using
Arduino, while my project
is a 3D model of a smart
home, which means that it
is not as relevant for my
-The author is a freelance
writer with no background
that is related to smart
homes nor energy, which
means that this article is not
a reliable source.
The documentary did not
outline ways which
homelessness could be
reduced by providing
cheaper sufficient housing
The Smart Home
Karin Hägglund
Spring Semester 2017
-The thesis discusses how
smart homes are going to be
the future of housing and
how smart homes are like at
the moment.
Smart Home - life under
Control 4
Spring/Summer 2020
-This 65 page magazine is
made for smart homes
-It contains various a lot of
information about smart
homes, including trending
smart home technologies
for different uses.
-The thesis contains very in
depth information and
analysis of smart homes.
-The student is writing in
the field that they are
studying, meaning that the
thesis is more likely to be
-The magazine was a
interesting way to start my
researching journey about
smart homes, as it was
made to be easy to read but
with extensive information
about smart homes.
Appendix 3 (9 January 2021): Screenshot of research summary
Appendix 4 (14 November 2020): Screenshots of chats arranging interviews
-The thesis is a 63 pages in
total, therefor it is not easily
understandable and
comprehensible for a person
with no background about
the topic.
-It is a magazine, which
means that the information
is made for entertainment
purpose, rather than for
research purpose, therefor
the data cannot be relied on
Appendix 5 (21 November 2020): Screenshot of questions, summaries and evidences of
Appendix 6 (24 February 2021): Success criteria set for product
Appendix 7 (10 October 2020): To do list
Appendix 8 (10 October 2020): Personal Calendar
Monday, 24 August 2020
Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Thursday, 27 August 2020
Friday, 28 August 2020
Shark Tank – 13:45
Saturday, 29 August 2020
Sunday, 30 August 2020
Monday, 31 August 2020
Tuesday, 1 September 2020
Wednesday, 2 September
Thursday, 3 September 2020
Friday, 4 September 2020
Saturday, 5 September 2020
Sunday, 6 September 2020
Football Match – 15:00
Monday, 7 September 2020
Tuesday, 8 September 2020
Wednesday, 9 September
Start writing Criterion A
Thursday, 10 September
Back to school Night
Friday, 11 September 2020
PP Proposal Meeting with
Mrs. Coleman – 12:05
Saturday, 12 September
Sunday, 13 September 2020
Monday, 14 September
Personal Project Proposal
Monday, 21 September
Tuesday, 15 September
Wednesday, 16 September
Thursday, 17 September
Friday, 18 September 2020
Saturday, 19 September
Sunday, 20 September 2020
Tuesday, 22 September
Wednesday, 23 September
Thursday, 24 September
Friday, 25 September 2020
Saturday, 26 September
Sunday, 27 September 2020
Monday, 28 September
Tuesday, 29 September
Wednesday, 30 September
Criterion A draft DUE
Thursday, 1 October 2020
Friday, 2 October 2020
Saturday, 3 October 2020
Sunday, 4 October 2020
Monday, 5 October 2020
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
Product Commitment
Statement DUE
Receive written feedback on
criterion A
Thursday, 8 October 2020
Friday, 9 October 2020
Criterion A Draft Feedback
Meeting with Mrs. Coleman
– 12:05
Saturday, 10 October 2020
Sunday, 11 October 2020
Monday, 12 October 2020
October Break
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
October Break
Wednesday, 14 October
October Break
Thursday, 15 October 2020
October Break
Friday, 16 October 2020
October Break
Saturday, 17 October 2020
Sunday, 18 October 2020
Monday, 19 October 2020
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Wednesday, 21 October
Criterion A standardization –
Thursday, 22 October 2020
Friday, 23 October 2020
Saturday, 24 October 2020
Sunday, 25 October 2020
Monday, 26 October 2020
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Wednesday, 28 October
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Friday, 30 October 2020
Saturday, 31 October 2020
Sunday, 1 November 2020
Monday, 2 November 2020
Criterion B Draft Feedback
Meeting with Mrs. Coleman
– 3:30
Tuesday, 3 November 2020
Wednesday, 4 November
Receive written feedback on
criterion B
Thursday, 5 November 2020
Friday, 6 November 2020
Saturday, 7 November 2020
Sunday, 8 November 2020
Monday, 9 November 2020
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Wednesday, 11 November
Product Day – Advisory
Thursday, 12 November
Friday, 13 November 2020
Saturday, 14 November
Sunday, 15 November 2020
Monday, 16 November 2020
Tuesday, 17 November 2020
Wednesday, 18 November
Thursday, 19 November
Friday, 20 November 2020
Saturday, 21 November
Sunday, 22 November 2020
Criterion B draft DUE
Criterion B Standardization –
Monday, 23 November 2020
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Monday, 30 November 2020
Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Wednesday, 25 November
Thursday, 26 November
Friday, 27 November 2020
Saturday, 28 November
Sunday, 29 November 2020
Criterion C draft DUE
Wednesday, 2 December
Thursday, 3 December 2020
Friday, 4 December 2020
Saturday, 5 December 2020
Sunday, 6 December 2020
Receive written feedback on
criterion C
Monday, 7 December 2020
Tuesday, 8 December 2020
Wednesday, 9 December
Criterion C Draft Feedback
Meeting with Mrs. Coleman
– 15:30
Thursday, 10 December
Friday, 11 December 2020
Saturday, 12 December 2020
Flight from CPH to CAI –
Sunday, 13 December 2020
Monday, 14 December 2020
Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Wednesday, 16 December
Thursday, 17 December
Winter Break
Friday, 18 December 2020
Winter Break
Saturday, 19 December 2020
Sunday, 20 December 2020
Monday, 21 December 2020
Winter Break
Tuesday, 22 December 2020
Winter Break
Wednesday, 23 December
Winter Break
Thursday, 24 December
Winter Break
Friday, 25 December 2020
Winter Break
Saturday, 26 December 2020
Sunday, 27 December 2020
Monday, 28 December 2020
Winter Break
Tuesday, 29 December 2020
Winter Break
Wednesday, 30 December
Winter Break
Thursday, 31 December
Winter Break
Friday, 1 January 2021
Winter Break
Saturday, 2 January 2021
Sunday, 3 January 2021
Monday, 4 January 2021
Winter Break
Tuesday, 5 January 2021
Winter Break
Wednesday, 6 January 2021
Synthesis draft (A-C + all
evidence and formatting) –
Thursday, 7 January 2021
Friday, 8 January 2021
Saturday, 9 January 2021
Sunday, 10 January 2021
Flight from CAI to CPH –
Landing 22:15 (POSTPONED)
Monday, 11 January 2021
Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Wednesday, 13 January
Thursday, 14 January 2021
Friday, 15 January 2021
Saturday, 16 January 2021
Sunday, 17 January 2021
Monday, 18 January 2021
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Wednesday, 20 January
Thursday, 21 January 2021
Friday, 22 January 2021
Saturday, 23 January 2021
Sunday, 24 January 2021
Monday, 25 January 2021
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
Wednesday, 27 January
Thursday, 28 January 2021
Friday, 29 January 2021
Saturday, 30 January 2021
Sunday, 31 January 2021
Flight from CAI to CPH –
Landing 20:30
Monday, 1 February 2021
Wednesday, 3 February
Thursday, 4 February 2021
Friday, 5 February 2021
Saturday, 6 February 2021
Sunday, 7 February 2021
Monday, 8 February 2021
Tuesday, 2 February 2021
Synthesis Feedback Meeting
with Mrs. Coleman – 12:00
MYP5 Night Dinner
Tuesday, 9 February 2021
Wednesday, 10 February
Thursday, 11 February 2021
Friday, 12 February 2021
Saturday, 13 February 2021
Sunday, 14 February 2021
Monday, 15 February 2021
February Break
Tuesday, 16 February 2021
February Break
Wednesday, 17 February
February Break
Thursday, 18 February 2021
February Break
Friday, 19 February 2021
February Break
Saturday, 20 February 2021
Sunday, 21 February 2021
Monday, 22 February 2021
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Wednesday, 24 February
Thursday, 25 February 2021
Friday, 26 February 2021
Virtual Gallery Due Date
Saturday, 27 February 2021
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Monday, 1 March 2021
Preparation for exhibition
Tuesday, 2 March 2021
Preparation for exhibition
Wednesday, 3 March 2021
Thursday, 4 March 2021
Friday, 5 March 2021
Saturday, 6 March 2021
Sunday, 7 March 2021
Monday, 8 March 2021
Tuesday, 9 March 2021
Wednesday, 10 March 2021
Final Report Due
Thursday, 11 March 2021
Friday, 12 March 2021
Saturday, 13 March 2021
Sunday, 14 March 2021
Monday, 15 March 2021
Tuesday, 16 March 2021
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Moderator reading begins
Thursday, 18 March 2021
Friday, 19 March 2021
Saturday, 20 March 2021
Sunday, 21 March 2021
Monday, 22 March 2021
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Internal Moderation Day
Thursday, 25 March 2021
Friday, 26 March 2021
Saturday, 27 March 2021
Sunday, 28 March 2021
Monday, 29 March 2021
Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Appendix 9 (9 November 2020): Sketch of apartment design
Appendix 10 (10 November 2020): Chosen apartment design on floorplanner.com
Appendix 11 (10 October 2020): Floor plan for 3D model on SketchUp
Appendix 12 (5 February 2021): Sketches of 3D model with components and sizes
Appendix 13 (5 February 2021): Materials and components list
Appendix 14 (27 February 2021): Photographs of 3D model -top and bottom view-
Appendix 15 (6 March 2021): Arduino code files organization
Appendix 16 (6 March 2021): Final Arduino Code
Appendix 17 (6 March 2021): Informal feedback on padlet from exhibition