If you’re anything like us, your complete shoe collection consists of a pair of work boots and a pair of ratty sneakers that need to wait until the next household haz-mat day to be retired. But some people have a thing for shoes, and knowing which pair is suitable for the weather on any given day is such a bother. And that’s the rationale behind this Raspberry Pi-driven weather-enabled shoe rack.
The rack itself is [zealen]’s first woodworking project, and for a serious shoeaholic it’s probably too small by an order of magnitude. But for proof of principle it does just fine. The rack holds six pairs, each with an LED to light it up. A PIR sensor on the top triggers the Raspberry Pi to light up a particular pair based on the weather, which we assume is scraped off the web somehow. [zealen] admits that the fit and finish leave a bit to be desired, but for a first Rasp Pi project, it’s pretty accomplished. There’s plenty of room for improvement, of course – RFID tags in the shoes to allow them to be placed anywhere in the rack springs to mind.
8 thoughts on “Weather-aware Shoe Rack Helps You Get Ready For The Day”
Mine would be better off to have a UV light each to sterilize them.
Shouldn’t there be sensors, to check which pairs might be wet from previous use (such as rain , or falling in the pond), so those won’t be selected?
And for the larger scale shoe collection, keep track of when a pair was last used, and make sure the more dormant pairs get into circulation?
Or a randomizer that takes weather and use into effect, but adds some randomness to add variety?
I only have a few pairs of footwear but my wife would need something like this…
I should store my tools with that!
To get a higher wife acceptance rating, pair this with a system that matches the shoes needed each day with one (or more) outfits.
Ok – that’s a step towards SMART homes! awesome :)
5 shoes on each row?
was it designed to fill a gap or something?
5 pairs of shoes surely, or 10 pairs of flip flops!
OK. My Shoe rack needs to tell me how the weather will look like because im F*CKING RETARDED to not look at my cellphone to see what to expect during the day…
And guess what. I will forget my umbrella if it’s not located near the shoes…
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