Tracey Taylor, Berkeleyside, May 2, 2012
"The Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm, or BRAD, features automated lighting and drapes that can be operated by voice command or an iPad, as well as motion sensors and various “mood modes’, be it when homework, romance or parties are on the cards.
"...What motivated you to make BRAD?
I didn’t really create BRAD for a single purpose, like to be lazy or anything. It was more about the learning process for me. I just built it so I could learn more about automation along the way, but it turns out the end-product was pretty cool :-)"