Berkeley Freshman Builds 'Most Automated Dorm Room'

May 2, 2012


You know, for being 'Romantic Mode' I feel like something's missing...

This is a video demonstration (NOT demon-station, which is where you catch the train TO HELL) of Youtube user dereklmy's automated dorm room at the University of California Berkeley. If you only watch the first two minutes of the video you might think the automation is limited to opening the blinds and turning lights on and off. But eventually it gets to various modes he's preset, including a romantic mode (complete with Elton John's 'Can you Feel the Love Tonight?') and an emergency party button that turns on the strobe and blacklights and starts blasting techno and shooting laserbeams. Man, I would party in there. No, no I wouldn't. But I would romantic mode in there. Even if my roommate was only pretending to be asleep.

Hit the jump for the video but skip around because five minutes is way too f***ing long for anything but the best compilation videos.

Thanks to Denise and Jeff, who have something even better than the most automated dorm room: completely un-automated any other kind of rooms.

  • 1lillisa


  • gavin bailey

    OMG when Data (chinese kid from Goonies) went to uni

  • Christine Angels

    where's the studying up late for finals mode

  • Fart_Barfunkle

    It just seems like an excuse to use the automated curtain system. 

    I was super impressed by the emergency party button, though. I've always wanted one of those.

  • wrysaryu

    maybe the most automated "dorm" room but its not the most automated room

  • BeastmanAIDS

    Is that the actual sound the curtains make?

  • ZanshinKyo

    The software rocks, especially the voice command mode.  It would be great to see this in a larger room.

    But, I don't think romance mode has seen a lot of action....

    Also, the automated curtains are kind of overused.

  • MaximusJacobus

    How many times do you think he has been woken up with the party button?

  • Bieber? Seriously? I stopped watching, thanks.

  • I did grasp that. What you have failed to grasp is that BIEBER IS NEVER OK.

    Unless you're 12, which seems likely. I feel so old.

  • Chris

    Agreed with frederic, i cant believe you couldn't grasp that.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    That's the point, he HAS to get up and turn it off, otherwise he's stuck with it... Seriously? You couldn't figure that one out before stopping the video?

  • Brad masturbation mode on!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mr. Roboto


  • occasionally when my alarm goes off in the morning I turn my lamp on instead of hitting snooze on the alarm.   

  • Michael Ankrett

    That is cool, but only until he has to take it down at the end of the year.

  • Leo

    romantic mode indeed. i want to bone that kid dry just looking at that video still. and then he starts pushing buttons! omg...

  • Romantic mode? Yeah, because bunk beds are really romantic.

  • James Horton

    Its for when he wants to get intimate with his preferred hand, spending all that time making a completely useless and unexciting automated room, you KNOW there isn't a female in the picture

  • tarotdona

    what a horrible way to get up in the morning... spoil the rest of the day. 

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