Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm (BRAD)





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Published on Apr 30, 2012

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During my freshman year at UC Berkeley, I set out to create the most ridiculously automated dorm room in the school ever. Three months and several hundred dollars later, BRAD has been completed!

Derek is an engineer and entrepreneur. He was named in Business Insider’s 9 Most Poachable College Students in Tech, and has been featured in TIME, Forbes, CNN, The Guardian and TechCrunch. Derek studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. He knows how stupid writing a third-person bio of himself can be.


That party music?
Avicii - Levels & Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso - Calling W/ Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - Generation X

My screen went crazy during the strobe lights. What kind of black magic is this?
The camera records at 29.97 fps, slower than the frequency of the strobe light.

Why does the motor make my ears bleed?
It was designed to move drapes up to 35 lbs.

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    • Ambivalence Avenue
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