TOYL – Task Tracker

Don’t you just hate it when you’re planning to work or worse, are in the middle of a work session and a notification comes in on your phone—a “quick check” becomes hours later. 

Also, do you know how much time you work on certain tasks in relation to the time you have allocated for work per week? 
Enter the TOYL Task Tracker. It enables you to switch off your phone and focus on work, while simultaneously enabling you to set up the amount of time you’d like to work per week—say 60 hours—and the tasks that you’d like to get done. When you sit down for a session, you get an idea of how much time you have left for your overall work. The Tracker has two modes: Timer, where you’ve preset how much time you’d like to spend per task per week, and Stopwatch, where you can simply start-stop the timer after selecting a task.  


  • Feather Huzzah
  • FeatherWing
  • Male header pins 
  • Female header pins 
  • 500mAh battery 
  • Stranded wire 
  • Pliers 
  • Breadboard 
  • Opaque acrylic sheet 24”x18”
  • Access to a laser cutter 
  • Vector software


Link to instructable


Laser cutting process



Initially, I wanted to make the enclosure using foam core. I’m glad I managed to get out of my comfort zone and learned how to use the laser cutter. My reason for this project was to create something that I could use to better manage and track my workflow in my graduate studies while minimizing distractions. In the future, I would like to put more time into completing it.

Mia’s final project”sleep tight” alarm o’clock

open the voice!!

Sleep tight is an alarm clock to help you sleep well.

The principle is that you can set the sleep timer on the app when the time comes, the whole device will be bounce, and the lights will blink from weak to strong because of, and the red threads will also be influenced by the beating of the heart. So at that, As the sleep time is set, the heart’s lights will become brighter and more flickering. This method is used to disturb the user’s earlier sleep。

The reason why I choose the human heart is that sleep late is terrible for people’s health. If you sleep late, it also will give your heart burden, so I use the direct method to raise people’s awareness.

Another point is that your light will be still bright before you go to bed until you put your phone or electronic device on the sleep alarm clock so it will push you to sleep early and achieve your goal. (after you place your phone on the device, the light of the device will turn down)

Wen & Baoqi’s final project – “Speak up” Wall Lamp

What’s this?

Do you know surveys about our fears commonly show fear of public speaking at the top of the list? Our fear of standing up in front of a group and talking is so great that we fear it more than death, at least according to some surveys.

This “Speak Up” wall lamp uses a microphone to detect your volume when you are giving public speaks and will trigger a simple LED light visualization that helps you to understand the proper volume you could use during the speakings. Also, you can practice/rehearse your speakings towards the lamp. The aim of the lamp is helping all of us to be a more confident public speaker with a clear voice. In this tutorial, we will be discussing how to create your own full-sized “Speak Up” wall lamp powered by Arduino.


Picture of Step 1: Download & Cut Files
Picture of Step 1: Download & Cut Files

Picture of Step 2: Sand & Prep Parts
Picture of Step 2: Sand & Prep Parts


“Really” is intended to shake this false trust through the creation of a fake lie detector test. People will easily believe that Really is working but when false answers are provided it will shake their blind trust in technology.

With the appearance of Al and the proliferation of technology people put too much trust in the machine and believe it to always be correct. 

The modern world requires humans to step out of the physical and live within the digital.

Link to Instructable

The Indian Mom

You get off of work late and start walking to your car. You don’t hear the footsteps behind you because you’re too busy fumbling for your keys in your bag and thinking about your Saturday night plans. What happens next? What if someone starts following you? Don’t worry you’re never going to be alone again. All your loved ones are always protecting you because of The Indian Mom. The way The Indian Mom works is that once you’re leaving from somewhere you can click on the widget relating to the amount of time you’re gonna reach home in. If you don’t reach in the selected time ” The Indian Mom ” is going to send a text message to all your emergency contacts asking them to check on you if you’re in trouble or you’re just window shopping while coming home.

Process Photos


Karan’s final – Tattlebrush

The Tattlebrush is an Internet of Things, manual toothbrush that helps you form the habit of brushing twice everyday. It does this by Tattling(exposing your little secret) your inability to brush , to the internet by posting a tweet on your behalf on Twitter. This brush is designed for grown ups who find it extremely difficult to brush twice a day. It is based on the phenomena of public shame / humiliation. Most of the people will brush everyday in the morning but struggle to brush at night. They wont struggle in the morning because they are aware of the consequences if people find out. They wont think twice at night because who will know? Well, not anymore. The tattlebrush is not good at keeping secrets. A person will eventually start brushing at night as well in order to avoid consequences of being exposed.

The brush is 3D printed and contains a vibration sensor that measures the brushing action. If there isnt a brushing action in 12 hours, it will post a tweet on your behalf through IFTTT. Future versions of this will include even more tattling , exposure of this data to other platforms and an advanced brushing monitoring sensor.

Tattlebrush Instructable