SHAGGY, short for Smart Hand-Gesture Fan, as the name suggests is a smart fan that can be controlled using hand gestures. This is useful especially if you want to control the fan but you are far away from the fan, and you do not have the remote or your smartphone near you.
The hand-gestures can switch SHAGGY on and off. It can toggle the oscillation. If SHAGGY is not oscillating, the hand-gestures can even adjust the fan orientation by tilting it to the left or the right. The hand-gestures can also increase or decrease the fan speed. Follow Face mode can also be toggled so that the fan orientation will follow your face. Avoid Face mode can be toggled as well if you want a light breeze but not direct to your face.
Other than hand-gestures, the fan can still be controlled with a smartphone for finer control. The smartphone app is also mainly used to integrate SHAGGY with other Smart Home devices at home, so that it can be controlled by other devices such as Google Home, opening SHAGGY to infinite possibilities such as voice control with Google Assistant.
Our target customers are people of all ages, as everyone owns an electric fan at home. As such, the hand-gestures are designed to be as intuitive as possible, such that even without a smartphone SHAGGY can still be easily operated. For the tech-savvy, the option to connect SHAGGY with other Smart Home devices must be very appealing to them. For the everyday user, being able to control SHAGGY without leaving the couch is finally a luxury that is affordable.
For a prototype, materials to be used includes – Motors
– Fan blades
– Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (with Camera Module V2) And other miscellaneous items