This project was a first year development activity in the Fall of 2012. My team of 4 engineering students were instructed to create a smart system using the arduino development board platform. Our idea came from one of our teammates looking for something to eat in a student lounge. She said there should be something that tells you when a fridge has something in it to eat. So we went with the idea. Our shelf was able to detect what was placed on it with a simple strain guage circuit. We also programmed it to notify you via twitter if you were running low on certain items.