Angry Aunty – Turning Procrastinators Into Proactive Workaholics.



There are two kinds of people in this world:

  • Procrastinators who need a mere reminder for them to start working, and
  • Procrastinators who need a shock, a slap and a scolding to start working.

I fall into the second category. Do you? According to a study conducted in 2014, eighty-seven percent of high school and college students are self-proclaimed procrastinators. Most students said they procrastinate either because they get distracted by other things, or because they get “overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.”

Angry Aunty: a motion censored anti-procrastination tool that uses customized aggressive alarms to get the job done as soon as you get to the workplace.

This product solves the problem of people not knowing where to start as it connects to any of your to-do-list applications that keep track of your tasks everyday. As soon as it detects your presence in your room or your office cubicle, Angry Aunty calls you and shouts out one task that needs to be done from your to-do-list. And they will continue to call you and aggressively remind you until that task is done and taken off of your list.


Here is the link to my video.


This week’s work has been a series of connected things that only show errors (don’t do everything at the last minute).

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It first said that there is a storage problem.

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And then I couldn’t find my USB port. And there was no air gap!



The Wifi code also had a similar problem.

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When I selected 115200 as the baud rate, it said that the selected serial port does not exist.

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Here is the code..

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The board and the circuit works. Just the code doesn’t.

Plush Night Slippers

This is a pair of Plush Night Slippers – NightFlightes!

This product came out of a number of common problems faced by many – having to switch the (extremely) bright light on while waking up at night, tripping over things in the dark and waking someone up at night because you turned the bathroom light on. Do you have the same problem?

NightFlightes have come to your rescue! These furry pair of slippers make them the perfect house slippers. And it lights up at night!

The product has a 3 part lighting mechanism, each responsible for a different function. The two front diffused lights help you navigate while walking. This diffusion results in the user being able to see objects in their surroundings in a wide range, at the ground level.

The 2 directional LED’s on the strap guide the user by projecting light vertically to get a perspective of the height of objects surrounding you. The light intensity of these LED’s is quite high with respect to the other three.

The 5th LED is at the back. The function of this LED is not to guide the user, rather for the user to identify the pair of slippers in the dark, when the other LED’s at the front would be off.



The product has an inbuilt circuit of 5 LED’s and a battery pack which has been fit inside the sole. All the LED’s are connected in parallel and have 1K ohm resistors attached to them. These have been hand soldered and connected securely.

The target audience for this product would be the people who fear tripping by objects at night. These would also be ideal for night trips to the bathroom, their child’s room , etc. It would be helpful for elders too.

For a niche product like this, I strongly feel that selling online would be ideal.




Here are some progress images:


Plush Toy – experimenting with soft materials


This is my circuit diagram with 5 LED’s and resistors put in parallel.



My plush night light are a pair of night slippers with a series of diffused and directional lights.

There will be 2 LED’s which will emit dim and diffused light at the front (the LED’s will be placed inside the slippers itself). As the material is thick and a bit far from the slipper wall, the light will be diffused a bit more.



The 2 directional cylinders at the top help you view any vertical objects at night.. IMG_6079


The tulle should also diffuse light in different directions .IMG_6080


Here is my experimentation with light:

Night Light Ideas

1. Slime-y Lights:

Slime-y material for a flexible light source that lights up remote, unreachable areas.


2. Night Slippers:

Night slippers for people who don’t want to wake up anyone else when they wake up at night, nor do they want to turn the light on so that they don’t ruin their sleep.

These are extremely dim lights that turn on when someone wears them – touch sensors. These lights don’t work during the day because there is ample sunlight anyway. (Light sensor only works when no other light source is detected).


3. Portable Light Stickers:

As the light emitted from the centre of the sticker will be different from the intensity of light emitted by the rear ends, the fabric used for diffusion of the light will also be different.


Arduino Testing


Digital Input – Button

Digital Input – Troubleshooter

Analog Input – Potentiometer



My code doesn’t work.. I tried adding and changing the ‘else’ and ‘if’ commands, but that didn’t work either.


const int buttonPin1 = 2;
const int buttonPin2 = 3;
const int ledPin = 13;

int buttonState = 0;
void setup() {

pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);
pinMode(buttonPin1, INPUT);
pinMode(buttonPin2, INPUT);
void loop() {

buttonState = digitalRead(buttonPin1);

if (buttonState == HIGH);

digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);
digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);

void loop() {
buttonState = digitalRead(buttonPin2);

if (buttonState == HIGH);

digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);

digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);


TEAR-the guitar-DOWN



The first thing I love is the simplicity of the parts of the Guitar. The assembly of the plastic connector parts is easy and none of them have complex mechanisms. These parts are snap connectors. At times when complex systems and parts were needed in order for something to work, the designer decided to add more but still simple parts.
As the retail price for the game is low – $8.50, it seems like they chose easy assembly over minimal material.
The other thing I like are the silicon rubber conductive button pads. This is the first time I’ve seen such a thing. It’s form at different locations is what makes it fascinating! When pressing a long button – in this case – the Hero Power button, 3 button pads are used to make it work. Whereas, the tiny buttons like – the Pause button – only use 1 conductive button to complete the circuit.
Here is the link to the Teardown Video.