The purpose of this clock is to send motivational messages to the user at set intervals throughout the day or week. It also allows the user to share motivation and positivity with friends and loved one through the simple push of a button. It has a very simple physical form that is sleek and modern, so that it can fit in any environment where you might want to have motivation on hand such as home or work. It’s constructed of acrylic and wood veneer, which makes it lightweight convenient to use. Future iterations of this project would include a speaker and soundboard that would allow it to play uplifting music while sending motivation.
Here is the first draft of my instructions for the Instructable. I am having some trouble with my Instructables account, so I haven’t been able to upload that draft yet but here is my Google Doc:
Here is my circuit design. I haven’t received by display, so I don’t have a working circuit yet.
Chosen Final Project: Motivational Clock
Materials and Tools:
- Knit fabric
- Red scarf
- Polymer Clay
- Brass Belt Buckles
- Brass/Gold Grommets
- Silk Ribbon
- Brass pipe
- Toilet paper roll
- Acrylic paint
- Brass push pins
- Blue Foam
- Adafruit Flora Board w/ battery pack
- Objet filament/resin
- Sewing Machine
- Object 3D printer
- Soldering Iron
I have always had an affinity towards witches and I think that they are an iconic part of the Halloween culture which is why I chose this costume direction. My goal was to make a slightly more modern/gothic version of a traditional witch. My costume was actually quite comfortable and I had no complaints about wear-ability. I learned a lot about sewing through this process, especially in regards to clothing seams and measurements. If I were to do the project again, I would give myself a little more time for details and I would start working on the circuit earlier so that I could get it working in time. I would also make some changes to the physical appearance of the staff. I had a lot of trouble deciding what I wanted the staff to look like and how I would build it, so it ended up being a bit sloppy in execution. Overall I really enjoyed this project and liked how it turned out, but I would like to refinish it when I have the time.
I’m planning to use a vibration sensor or an accelerometer as my input, and have light patterns as the output. The electronics portion of the costume will be entirely in the staff.
Intended user: Child who loves Faeries/magic
Purpose: To be a night light and comfort for children who are afraid of the dark. They can turn it on when they are trying to sleep or whenever they get scared of darkness. By attaching positive emotions and feelings of safety to the light, their minds will be eased and they will be able to sleep better.
History: This light is intended as a beacon to faeries. When lit, the glow from its stem will act as a guiding light for fae kind, and will bring them through from the faerie realm. The blossom of the flower will tether them to this world to protect the user from evil spirits and underbed monsters until the stem’s light is extinguished. Legend says that any child watched over by the faerie blossom will be safe from monsters of the night.