Yes, ingenuity remains alive and well. A freshman at Cal decided to create "the most ridiculously automated dorm room in the school ever." Highlights of his dorm room include:

  • Motion sensors that detect when someone enters or exits the room
  • An alarm clock that automatically turns on the lights, opens the shades, and blares Justin Bieber music, forcing one out of bed before their ears begin to bleed
  • The ability to control things in the room such as the lights, window shades, and music via voice controls and mobile apps (be sure to check out "romantic mode")


  • An emergency red “party mode” button that closes the shades, swaps out the overhead lights for flashing neon and strobe ones, and turns on dance music

Check out the kid's YouTube video. It's pretty sweet.