HERE WE GO!
Winter Face Shield:
Tired of frozen eyebrows and having moist scarfs pressed against your face?
The Winter Face Shield protects you from everything mother nature can throw at you…well at your face at least. Fans controlled by a humidity sensor keep the visor from fogging while Bluetooth headphones keep you connected to your music and calls without having to expose yourself to the torrent of wind and ice.
Glow Cat 2: This time, it’s personal.
This version of Glow Cat is triggered by a sound sensor that maps the input from the mic to the brightness of the lights. Depending on a scale of “pssssssssst” to “BANGGGGGG!!!” Cat’s reaction will glow brighter the louder the sound is.
Desktop Cloud Generator, newly renamed Desktop Cloud Factory
The Desktop Cloud Factory is exactly what it sounds like. When you feel like you need a cloud, you press down on the top of the object and it produces a cloud. Using the technology used in vaporizers and e-cigarettes, the factory uses vegetable glycerin to create a thick “fog” that would be drawn into a holding chamber where it collects. After a set time a small air pump puffs the cloud into the glass viewing cylinder. Tada!
A magnet is attached to a spring that keeps it’s held back until another magnet draws it forward, connecting the two contacts.
Non elastic pieces are sewn to an elastic band. When the band is stretched, the contacts touch!
Temple Flex Switch
A hard frame suspends flexible cloth with a metallic contact on one side and a non metallic contact on the other. A second contact is placed over the first contact so when teeth are grit, the users temple flexes, pushing the two contacts together. Simple right?
Bonus: Words of wisdom from Boris.
Being afraid of the dark as a child, I focused my plush night light designs on dispelling that fear.
Sentry Robot Buddy:
This little robot sentry will guard your bedside while you sleep, as well as accompany you to late night kitchen trips and bathroom runs. When sitting at your bed side his glowing eye will scan and protect your room from unwanted visitors. While on the move, his top hatch opens up revealing several glowing spare energy tubes that can be removed and thrown down a dark hall way to light a path.
This abnormally large, glowing bee on a leash will keep the darkness, among other things, at bay. With it’s several foot long leash your attack bee can be deployed to a large area. In addition to scouting those dark areas beyond the door way, Attack Bee (as it’s name suggests), has offensive capabilities to stop fools in their tracks.
More laid back when it’s robot and bee counterparts, Guardian Cat provides a more passive form of darkness dispersion. It’s eyes, tale and paw tips glow, along with it’s underbelly. Adjusting the amount of light simply a matter of asking Cat to “roll over”. In addition to guarding from the foot of the bed “GC”, a nick name given to it by Attack Bee, sits comfortable around you neck, shoulders, head, as well as keyboards, or any space you are trying to do work in.
Decided to finish the tutorial, upgrading “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” with “Ode to Joy” and an LED that blinked with the music for extra Friday night fun!
“The D-Terminal is a palmtop computer used by the DigiDestined in Digimon Adventure 02. Although it is a normal item from the Real World, it has the ability to store multiple Digi-Eggs, allowing the DigiDestined to use multiple Armor evolutions”
As you can see, the D-Terminal is a serious piece of equipment, and the utmost caution was used in the disassembling of the device.
First the battery port was removed, revealing some very old, corroded batteries.
Then the back plate screws were removed, giving us access to the internal components.
Upon closer inspection we could see two 10μF capacitors, two 100Ω resistors, and an unlabeled crystal oscillator, which looks similar to those that are 32KHz. There are three small glass encased cylinders that I was also unable to identify to the left of the two capacitors above the resistors.
Underneath all the buttons there were these circuits that were completed when pressed.
Between the circuit and injection molded plastic there was a silicon nipple with a conductive material on the bottom to help complete said circuits.
When you flip over the board you can detach the screen. Interestingly enough there were two strips of rubbery materials sandwiched between the exposed circuits. connecting the display to the circuit board.
The body, buttons and trim were injection molded plastic. The screen was tempered glass and PCB’s made of copper laid over a non conductive substrate. The nipples that facilitated button pressing were molded silicone.
Looking back at my childhood memories, I expected this thing to be way more complicated inside but seeing as it was designed for children the simplicity of the circuit board and all it’s components make sense.
Something I noticed while dissembling the D-Terminal was how badly the eroding battery wrecked the circuit board. It has never been exposed to water and has been stored away safely with other electronics for years.
Teardown by Jonathan Lung