The SmartBlinds system uses a microcontroller to control the angle of a set of miniblinds used at home, in the classroom, or on the job. Using SmartBlinds, a user can more effectively control the light coming into the room, or have an alarm that opens at a specified time.

We’ve noticed that despite the convenience of owning miniblinds, we were frequently too lazy to get up to adjust the angle of the blinds. So we decided to focus this project on using a microcontroller to adjust the angle of the blinds to incoming light. Using LEDs to detect light and a motor, we were able to effectively control the angle of the blinds to angle towards the direction of the incoming light.

To see our project in action, you can click the 1 mb mpeg file here or see the close up here.

Here are some pictures of our final project: