This was a ubiquitous Computing prototype I built with Garrett, Haeyoung and Pritika for our midterm.
The idea is to create an ambient email notification device using flowers. The flowers try to combat a users' stress that is sometimes associated with receiving email notifications. The experience is meant to be calming and soothing for the user.
Each flower is associated with a specific contact/label in Gmail, and the LEDs on the flowers light up if there is an unread email from that contact or label. When the user read those emails, the LEDs turn off for each corresponding label.
This was built using Arduino, hooked up with a Python script that parses Gmail. The previous iteration is here: vimeo.com/15938713