HIVE - SMART STOOL
Hive is a concept ‘smart’ bar stool that detects occupancy, acts as a ‘food-ready’ beacon and adds general ambience lighting to a venue. Arrive at a bar and know which seats are taken at a glance, even if a recent occupant has left for another drink or the inevitable bathroom break. Non-contact heat sensors detect changes in temperature when occupied triggering interior lights to change colour and pattern, when unoccupied for a period of time the lights gradually return to normal to signal when the stool is free. Ordered food from the bar? Hive will signal when its ready with a special light pattern triggered wirelessly from the kitchen. When placed upside down at the end of the night tilt sensors automatically turn off the electronics and the magnetic charging base becomes accessable for quick attachment charging.
- DATE- May, 2015
- SOFTWARE-Solidworks, programming (C), Keyshot, Photoshop
- HARDWARE- 3D printer, laser cutter, electronics