For most university students, their dorm room serves a functional purpose. For Singaporean Derek Low, however, his room at UC Berkeley is a technological wonderland, complete with voice-controlled lighting, automated curtains and different room modes.
STOMPer Decaf says:
"Back when I was staying in my university dorm, my room was very bare and contained just the bare essentials to get me through the school week. Basically, I chose function over form.
"My dorm room was certainly nowhere near what Singaporean Derek Low did with his!
"But I think more than the fact that he has an awesome dorm room, is that Derek is taking his education to a whole new level by applying classroom concepts to real life."
According to a news report, the first-year student at the University of California, Berkeley started fantasizing about 'pimping' his dormitory room when he received acceptance letters to study at several US universities two years ago.
Derek's idea of a room makeover was not limited to new furniture and fresh coat of paint. Instead, his dorm room has slick features that include room modes such as 'party', 'romantic', 'study', and a voice-control function that allows Derek to control practically everything in his room, from the lights to the sound.
According to a description on Derek's YouTube video, the project took 3 months and cost several hundred dollars.