PLUSH TOY CONCEPTS by Judy

DAWN SIMULATOR (PLUS SUN LAMP?) TEDDY BEAR.

FOR THOSE WHO GET THE WINTER BLUES , A DAWN SIMULATOR THAT YOU HUG/SLEEP WITH IN YOUR BED… IN THE MORNING IT SLOWLY GETS BRIGHTER OVER THE COURSE OF 1-2 HOURS TO SIMULATE THE SUNRISE TO HELP YOU WAKE UP AND FIGHT WINTER DOLDRUMS.

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MANY HOKEY LOOKING DAWN-SIMULATOR LIGHTS  EXIST IN THE MARKET ALREADY, BUT THEY SIT ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND.  THEY ARE NOT HUGGABLE AND DO NOT COMFORT YOU LIKE THE TEDDY BEAR OF YOUR CHILDHOOD.  ( I REALIZE THIS COULD BE A CHALLENGE WITH SAFETY… BUT IS THERE ANY WAY I CAN WORK AROUND THIS? WOULD BE GREAT IF THE BEAR ALSO GOT WARMER WITH THE INTENSITY OF THE LIGHT…)

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SUNLAMPS ALSO EXIST FOR THOSE WITH MORE SERIOUS SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER.  YOU SIT IN FRONT OF THIS LAMP FOR 30-40MIN A DAY TO STAVE OFF DEPRESSION.  CAN THIS BEAR HELP WITH THIS TOO?  IT WOULD NEED TO EMIT  5,000-10,000 LUX OF LIGHT SO THAT MIGHT BE DIFFICULT.

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LULU HAS SOME PROBLEMS WHEN WE GO FOR A WALK AT NIGHT….  A NIGHT LIGHT STRAPPED TO HER CHEST WOULD SOLVE THOSE PROBLEMS!

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COULD ATTACH TO A HARNESS OR SWEATER?

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LULU LIKES TO TAKE A MIDNIGHT TINKLE… THE JOURNEY IS DARK & SCARY.  WHAT IF THE POUF SHE JUMPED ON TO GET OFF THE BED ILLUMINATED AS SOON AS SHE LEAPT ON IT?

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INSTEAD OF A GLOW WORM,  I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A GLOW HOTDOG.

2 thoughts on “PLUSH TOY CONCEPTS by Judy”

  1. Nice sketches! You could make a pouf light up when stepped on with a momentary switch on the under side, or a vibration switch like we looked at in class. I’d advise against making something that goes on your pet for your first project– it could end up being dangerous and I want you focus on achieving a desired lighting effect and not worry about your pet’s safety.

    The first two ideas are used by a dog, but the third /is/ a dog, who would use that light and why? =]

    If you do go with the pouf, how does it relate more concretely with the dog jumping off the couch? What is it’s form and why? Push yourself a little further conceptually, and maybe try to sketch some non-dog-related ideas just so you have the options!

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