Final project on Khruchevka building

Who: Danil, Ali.

Materials: Plywood 300*300*4mm( for Khruschevka prototype), Arduino, Light sensor, sunlight battery, LEDs, wires, resistors.

Class: City project

Software: Autocad, Rhino 6.0, Arduino IDE

Task: To think about the Khruchevka problems, make a research of the problem and find the possible solution

After long hours of arguing and searching for the real problem about Moscow typical 5-storey K-7 type building we found out, that thys time of amenity lack the lighting outside the building and requires some changes about it.

After long process of investigating the light topic we decided to make the project of light which would make Khruschevka brighter, smarter, safer and more self-sufficient.

We decided it would be good to make the whole building structure on the laser cutting machine and also to lasercut one more prototype of bigger scale in order to make it more visible and bigger to integrate that electronic stuff.

So, as former engineer students we prefer with Ali traditional Autocad software and drew there the building facade, which looked like this:

Here you can see some elements of the semi-final prototype, we forgot to take the photos dering the laser-cutting time(

While Ali was connecting the parts of the building to make it one piece I was working on the arduino and the electronic part to make the system get the electricity from the light via the sun battery and turn on the building light as soon as it gets darker.

While Ali was connecting the parts of the building to make it one piece I was working on the arduino and the electronic part to make the system get the electricity from the light via the sun battery and turn on the building light as soon as it gets darker.

A light sensor and a battery in composition.

Unfortunately, when writing this blog I left the final presentation on my study laptop. but here you can see the scheme, which primitively explains the idea (ooops, it seems liek there is no LEDs here on the scheme, but its clear that the system needs to supply something with electricity)

The first steps on coding the arduino :

Actually, I left original code on the laptop also, so I put here the sample – the code, from which I started to work as a start-point

We also add an option that the light would change its colour according to the state of light: the darker it gets, the more number of light you can see. We had an idea to create some king of the light watch, when the children, playing on the playground, would understand the approximate time by the que of colors the house lighting gives. Maybe a better option would be to connect the light with the digital clock itself to increase the accuracy of the system.

Below you can see the look of our prototype:

So, this is what we came to finally…. for us it was quite struggling to make even this kind of not very complex project on our won on some days, but we were happy to finish everything on time. Actually, our project was more about the research, so we hope during the next semester we will present something more unique and technically inspiring:)

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