Party in Derek’s Room, Guys

Never underestimate the brain power of UC Berkeley’s undergraduate class, or the size of its ambitions. Case in point: freshman Derek Low, who got his first star turn in the blogosphere after transforming his dorm room into the ultimate party pad. No, really. Low, who clearly has a bright future in the tech industry should he choose to go that route, has tricked out his room with motion detectors that part the curtains as soon as he walks in; lamps that operate via wireless remote; appliances that respond to voice commands for “sleep mode,” “party mode,” and “romantic mode”; and even a voice-operated disco ball. The room, appropriately rechristened “Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm” (or BRAD), even garnered accolades from culture blogger Angry Asian Man. Check it out:

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