ArabicChinese (Simplified)EnglishFilipinoFrenchGermanItalianJapanesePortugueseRussianSpanishSwedish
Go to Top

Meet B.R.A.D.

Share This.Pin on Pinterest0Share on Facebook6Share on Google+1Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on LinkedIn0Share on TumblrShare on Reddit0Share on StumbleUpon0Digg thisEmail this to someone

Photo Courtesy of NBC San Diego.

UC Berkeley freshman Derek Low has quite the imagination. Using $200-$300 worth of over-the-counter material, it took Low three months to complete B.R.A.D. (Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm) and since the video of the system went viral, Low’s entertaining and creative innovation has been the talk of the campus.

Controlled via wireless remote, voice recognition, tablet, and mobile phone, B.R.A.D. transitions from sleep mode to party mode in the crank of a curtain and a spin of a disco ball. Some the features include:

• Lights and stereo activated by the morning’s alarm clock.

• Motion detectors.

• Blinds that can be controlled by a smartphone or tablet.

• Voice controls.

• A “romantic mode” that pops on music and a soft-lit disco ball.

However, not all the attention Low has been receiving is positive. Despite Low’s adherence to the campus’ “no-nails” rule and an electrician finding nothing hazardous about the set up, Berkeley officials are seeking to reprimand Low for “vandalism”, among other charges.

Low stated that the whole system can be cut down (he used tape instead of nails) and said the project is about innovation and creativity.

About The Quiet Lunch.

The Quiet Lunch.
Quiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Cerebral Sustenance Daily,” we mean it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Read more:
Tall Tall Trees in Central Park.

When I think of the banjo, I imagine a black and white film of an old man wearing a straw...

Prada Squared.

Miuc­cia Prada is looking to dismantle the current print and pattern trend that has been running wild this year. The...

Picture in a Picture.

Christoph Wohlfahrt shot model Christoph Wohlfahrt in the ‘School Girl’ story for the Summer issue of German Qvest magazine. Styled by Megal Grouchka, Caroline wears...

Documenting Watch the Throne.

Filmed by Robert Lopuski, the Watch the Throne documentary includes behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the record accompanied by...