I find myself at discord between planning digitally vs analog. I like the the ease of thinking about my plan for the day through a digital template. At the same time, I find it a little distraction to refer to my plan digitally. My brain starts to check the other thousands of exciting screens pop ups on my phone. I like the non distracting nature and the touch of analog plans on paper. I like to strike things off that list. This made me think of a my own ‘Little Printer’. Little Printer is a small smart printer, connected to my devices through the internet. It prints me out my to-do and plan for the day every morning at 7am.
Since starting this program, it has been made abundantly obvious that if you are extroverted in public situations such as the almost daily “share-out” sessions we have, you are going to get more feedback and your ideas will be remembered more vividly. In order to solve this problem, I created Queue, the physical/digital meeting facilitator that takes the form of the cursive capital letter “Q”.
Ever thought of a deck of cards as a calendar? It makes complete sense..
It takes approximately 2 months to form a habit. There are 52 cards in a deck. Taking the deck of cards as our guide, I created this visual calendar using Arduino to track new healthy habits I am trying to implement in my life.
I moved to NYC 4 months ago, but I was still looking for special items to decorate my apartment. So I came up with the idea of a frame that change colors according to the volume of the music, and it fits perfect in my bar kitchen table.
Also an ideal option for partying, having dinner with friends or just playing music at home.
The cost of living in New York is much higher than I thought, and I realized it was time to make a plan to save money.
Snake snack snake is a money-saving lamp. First, you need to set up your goal. The percentage of the led strip lights turn up will still be according to how much they reached the goal. When the goal is achieved, the “snake” will get its “snack”, and the snack will turn on.
I always spend a lot of time deciding what to eat since I have so many options, it’s hard to just pick one from them. Therefore, I want to design a product to decide it for me. Speaking of luck, gambling can not be overlooked, and then dice, roulette and slot machines come to mind. My first several ideas are around dice and roulette, but finally choose slot machine as the form.
Have you ever been in a situation where you have forgotten when your next period is ? I have been in such a situation and hence I decided to make Cylo. It is a period tracker that visually represents what stage of your cycle you are at.
This idea initially originated from idea of preparing oneself in advance for the arrival of their period so that their period experience is smoother. However upon further discussion, the idea transitioned to how periods are stigmatized in many cultures and how Cylo is helpful in educating about periods as well as reduce the stigma behind periods.
Our families may be in close proximity or far away, but even on the laziest days we don’t interact and take time out to be with them. So here is tic-tac-yo! – an interactive lamp which lets you play tic-tac-toe with the people you love. The idea behind it is to show appreciation and love by acknowledging and reciprocating your presence and taking out 0.10 seconds of your life to play the tic tac toe game.
The Product comes with 2 lamps – one for you and the other for your loved one! The lamp is to be placed in a busy environment of your life and it glows whenever one of the lamp owners plays a move.
Wooden fish is often used in rituals usually involving the recitation of sutras, or Buddhist texts. Merit-making is important to Buddhist practice, and it is a beneficial and protective force which accumulates as a result of good deeds, acts, or thoughts. People can earn merit through beating the wooden fish. This project is a fish-shaped electronic “wooden fish” made of acrylic panels. It needs a seven-segment display, and an Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board connected up to the Feather Huzzah ESP8266 wifi board. The top of the wooden fish will display my merit count. I can remotely beat the electronic “wooden fish” whenever I realize I have done something wrong, such as evading fares.
The Outcast’s Rest is an enchanted locker created by benevolent spirits to entomb the foul Putreghast. For ages, the locker stood silent, but as time marched on… something changed. The locker now calls out to you when you are near, the entity within begging for release. The voices claim that it is John Callaghan, American tourist that is trapped within… however can you be sure?
The project itself is centered around the ornate decor and the voice lines, it is all made possible with the Adafruit Sound FX board and a PIR sensor that triggers the board to play sounds.