The project’s objective was to convert a manually controlled humidifier into an automatic device. The main focus of the work was the exploration of the digital-physical connection between sensory values of ambient temperature, humidity and the performance of the humidifier. With a developed setup the object is able to recognize low humidity levels of the space and respond automatically, increasing the amount of moisture in the area, thus amplifying the sense of comfort in the room.



In order to control the timing of physical ouput (water vapor) the device was disassembled into individual components. A test with the voltage meter was run to deconstruct the wiring system of the humidifier. Therefore, three main connections were identified: the mist control, the light control and the ground control. The combination of the temperature and humidity sensor with the M5 Stack1 was used to send the data (input), while the main core of the humudifier and the M5 Stack2 were utilized for data reception. A fixed threshold of 60% humudity was set as a minimum value for the humidifier to maintain the necessary amount of moisture in the room. When this figure is reached, the device is programmed to turn off automatically.

Setup components

Smart Humidifier is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed in the Master of Advanced Architecture 2020/21 by Students: Elizaveta Veretilnaya, Ziying Zeng and Rana Ibrahim. Faculty: Angel Muñoz, Cristian Rizzuti