A home library may have hundreds of books. Libraries of academic institutions may have tens of thousand of them. How do you quickly find the book that you like?
At home, you would usually scan all the books on the shelves until you find the one you were looking for. It may take a lot of time, especially when you have a lot of books. At the library, you look up the book in the library’s system and it gives you a code with which you go to tour the shelves and find the book you like. It's also takes a lot of time.
How can you help the students in Technion to find the book which they want in the library quickly?
Propose an idea that can help you to find the book which you want in the library quickly. you should explain your idea, the material you chose to use, how your idea works in solving the problem and why your idea is innovative.
Points will be given according to the shorter time to find a book.
We decided to use a small indicator lamp and to put it above every book/shelf in the library.
when we want to search for the book we want through the library system, we click on a button which called " light a book" that lights the indicator lamp above the book we want. And so we can find the book we want it in a shorter and faster time and without searching about the book code in the huge library.
We think that our solution is innovative because there is no library used this technique to find the book which we want quickly, and it may help also the librarian to fing the books quickly.
Small wifi lamp, an application which called " light a book".