I published the Instructable! A huge thank you to Becky for helping me fix that silly button issue. Check out the Instructable here.
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My project is a pair of brothers that can sense and reciprocate each other’s feelings, no matter how far they are apart.
If one of the brothers is touched, he expresses his feelings in the form of a light or a vibrate. Because the bond between siblings is so strong, however, those feelings get reci-procated on the other doll. In this way, whatever you do to one doll is felt by the other.
These little guys can be shared between any pair of people who share a bond like the brothers do, that way, no matter how near or far, you can always let them know you’re still bonded.
- single-strand insulated wiring (get different colors)
- 100-1K Ohm resistor
- NPN transistor (PN2222)
- heat shrink tubing
- breadboard prototyping wires
- solderless breadboard
- perma-proto board
- lipoly battery
- usb cable
- adafruit feather huzzah
- flesh-colored felt (at least 1 yard)
- cotton jersey fabric (at least 1 yard)
- cotton twill fabric (at least 1 yard)
- sewing needle(s)
- eye-colored buttons
- hair-colored yarn
- cutting mat
- wire strippers
- sewing machine
- flush wire snips
- soldering iron
- adjustable desk lamp
- third hand tool
- heat gun or lighter
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.
Creating this volume activated light experience was fun and challenging. A large amount of the struggle was getting the code to work, but the result is worth it. Now the code is up so that others can work to build their own light displays with, hopefully, clarity and ease. Check it out below and learn how to build your own volume-activated Arduino LED system.
Task Zero was originally about materialising a person’s digital task list, showing only one task per day. This helps he/she does his/her tasks more efficiently. But hold on…
Living in the society that values high efficiency and stresses success, one may tend to forget there is life beside work.
Task Zero, now, is about the task before the first. Task 0: Treasure your personal life.
Don’t put off those tasks that cultivate your soul. It’s not about booking a flight, it’s about going home. It’s not about getting the groceries, it’s about cooking it for someone.
With this desktop device, I hope to convey to those getting swept away by a fast-paced work life that: the things that might make you smile are those important, not urgent and seemingly mundane tasks.
Introducing Task Zero
Please find here my Instructables Tutorial!
Every night when I go home, I spend my commute panicking over whether my roommates forget to close the door again or not! Walking into an open door at midnight has become a regular thing, so I decided to make a device that would remind them to close the door when I’m not around.
To find out more go to this Instructable.