Regena’s Final Project – The “Money” Button

The “Money!” Button is an Internet of Things device designed to make saving toward a goal as easy as pressing a button while creating a sense of joy, excitement, and badassness. Saving can be difficult and often requires a significant amount of self-discipline. The “Money!” Button’s goal is to flip the way people think about saving while developing confidence and empowerment in the process! When one would like to deposit a predetermined amount of money into the predetermined savings account on Qapital, all one needs to do is hit the “Money!” button. The reward for taking another step toward the saving goal is Cardi B’s voice chanting “money” from her hit song, “Money”. Upon hearing this, the saver will feel a sense of pride and confidence, knowing that they are one deposit closer to being as rich and fabulous as Cardi.

The “Money” Button is completely 3D printed and contains an Internet of Things circuit, complete with a Soundboard and speakers. The button top is a rounded egg form that ergonomically fits right in the palm of the hand, which, when coupled with the firm spring action, makes it a satisfying button to press. This button prototype is a minimalist grey, which contrasts with the technicolor image of the celebrity whose voice chimes out of it. This contrast is intentional, as it reflects the nature of saving: boring at first glance, but quite extraordinary once you get the hang of it! Further iterations of the “Money” button may feature more eye-catching exterior aesthetics, a variety of sound effects, and the option to be mounted on a refrigerator with magnetic feet.




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