Have you ever wished you could shut a party down with the press of a button? Well now you can! The Turn Down Button is a simple connected smart device that lets you control your Philips Hue lightbulbs with the tap of a finger. This parody gag product was my first experience with developing for the Raspberry Pi. It was created using a custom configuration of the Pi’s GPIO connectors with the help of Philips Hue API Python library Phue. No more waiting for your friends to leave the house, just press the Turn Down Button and your house lights will automatically turn off, effectively stopping all party- goers in their tracks. For safety, the device also includes two blue night light LEDs that are activated when your house lights are off. Once everyone has left the home, simply press the Turn Down Button once again to turn the lights back on.
This project was created as part of a Tangible User Interfaces course at the University of Calgary.