Clue Smart Kitchen  |  Physical Prototyping

Project Overview

What if the kitchen room in the board game Clue was smart and could prevent kitchen fires?

The goal of this project was to prototype and showcase a smart space concept using Arduino.


The Clue Smart Kitchen is one part of a larger group project where multiple students created different and connected smart spaces based on the board game Clue.

My design solution is a kitchen disaster prevention system that addresses the number one cause of kitchen fires:

  • the negligence of leaving the stove on and unattended.



  1. Define project scope and objective
  2. Identify requirements and parts
  3. Draw circuit plan
  4. Assemble and connect parts
  5. Write program
  6. Test with a paper prototype and troubleshoot
  7. Laser cut and 3D print physical prototype
  8. Install hardware and test the programming for errors or bugs


  • The smart stove senses the presence of a pot using a magnet. The stove automatically turns on and off, and state is indicated by different colored lights.
  • The kitchen fire prevention system detects high temperatures of the stove and oven in which the stove will turn off if left on for an unusually long period of time. Temperature is displayed on the LED screen and the built in alarm system will sound, displaying a message on the LED.
  • The smart kitchen also responds to gas leak alerts which triggers the nearby window and door to automatically open, and turns on a fan to blow out the gas. The same happens for smoke detection.