Everything is rigged to work either through voice commands, wireless remote or an iOS app. He even installed a motion detector to flip on all of the lights and open the automated curtain whenever he gets in from class.
The most clever thing Low did was create different settings for different situations: “Sleep mode” turns everything off while “homework mode” turns on only his desk lamp. Then there’s “romantic mode.” Now, putting aside the fact that saying the words “romantic mode” in front of someone probably isn’t the smoothest move one can make, it’s still pretty cool, involving a disco ball, drawn curtains and Elton John’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”
Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/05/01/college-freshmans-automated-dorm-room-has-party-and-study-settings/#ixzz1wO36pw9j