The proposed project is to have a mechanical responsive canopy that can react to the sun path in each time of the day. As climate conditions such as temperature and sun radiation levels approximate to undesired levels the built in system would trigger the mechanism. The sun shade is controlled by three different servo motors, which are controlled independently to make the most appropriate setup to maximize the area of blocked sun radiation. The parameters to consider are Temperature, Light Intensity,and Time.

The sunpath is mapped to a series of intervals according and the movement of the servos is calculated by a Grasshopper script, translated into a compiled list of angles to be read accordingly.

Bill of Materials – BOM

Arduino Wiring Schematic

Photo of the Prototype