What do normal college freshmen do? Probably try to drink and sleep around as much as possible. What does Berkeley freshman Derek Low do? Build what is probably the most awesomest dorm room ever. Check out BRAD (Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Room) where features like lights, music and curtains are automated to work through motion sensors, voice commands and even an iPad app. There’s even an Emergency Party Mode in case studying for finals becomes too stressful!
Derek, you are my new hero so I hope you take my suggestions on how to upgrade your room into Brad 2.0 (or Brad 2S, since you’re clearly an Apple fan). How about:
- Shag carpeting
- Automated “scrunchie on the door” feature so you don’t have to interrupt a heavy make-out session to make sure your roommate doesn’t barge in on you two (or three).
- A robot maid.
- Absolutely NO webcams. SERIOUSLY. (Remember what happened to this guy?)