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

Bethany’s Final – Motif: The Motivational Clock


The purpose of this clock is to send motivational messages to the user at set intervals throughout the day or week. It also allows the user to share motivation and positivity with friends and loved one through the simple push of a button. It has a very simple physical form that is sleek and modern, so that it can fit in any environment where you might want to have motivation on hand such as home or work. It’s constructed of acrylic and wood veneer, which makes it lightweight convenient to use. Future iterations of this project would include a speaker and soundboard that would allow it to play uplifting music while sending motivation.

Xiaohan’s Final Project-Crystal House

Couples and families who are separated due to long distance often feel the longing for connection. Crystal House is built for couples and families to connect with each other through lights. Crystal Houses are connected with wifi signals. When you press the button on one Crystal House, the other Crystal House’s lights receives the signal and will be turned on.

This whole project is hand crafted which gives the project uniqueness. Crystal House is timeless. The outside structure is made from wood and decorated with plastic crystal. It has a minimalistic structure and also very colorful at the same time. You can easily recharge your battery is it dies.

Process Photo

Video and Instructables


Regena’s Final Project – The “Money” Button

The “Money!” Button is an Internet of Things device designed to make saving toward a goal as easy as pressing a button while creating a sense of joy, excitement, and badassness. Saving can be difficult and often requires a significant amount of self-discipline. The “Money!” Button’s goal is to flip the way people think about saving while developing confidence and empowerment in the process! When one would like to deposit a predetermined amount of money into the predetermined savings account on Qapital, all one needs to do is hit the “Money!” button. The reward for taking another step toward the saving goal is Cardi B’s voice chanting “money” from her hit song, “Money”. Upon hearing this, the saver will feel a sense of pride and confidence, knowing that they are one deposit closer to being as rich and fabulous as Cardi.

The “Money” Button is completely 3D printed and contains an Internet of Things circuit, complete with a Soundboard and speakers. The button top is a rounded egg form that ergonomically fits right in the palm of the hand, which, when coupled with the firm spring action, makes it a satisfying button to press. This button prototype is a minimalist grey, which contrasts with the technicolor image of the celebrity whose voice chimes out of it. This contrast is intentional, as it reflects the nature of saving: boring at first glance, but quite extraordinary once you get the hang of it! Further iterations of the “Money” button may feature more eye-catching exterior aesthetics, a variety of sound effects, and the option to be mounted on a refrigerator with magnetic feet.






Fortune Machine Instructable

The Fortune Machine was created to bring a bit of mystery and magic into the day to day.

Let your fortune take you on an adventure.

This NYC Fortune installation uses a touch sensor to trigger a thermal printer that reveals out your destiny. What awaits is a magical tour around New York City.

In the future, I would like to have the inlay light up and take it out for its first installation in a park.

Xiaohan’s final project update

Draft Tutorial

This product is built for couples and families to connect with each other through two lamps. Two lamps connected with wifi signals, so when you press the button on a lamp, the other lamp receives the signal and will be turned on. The materials will include Feather Huzzah. I will be going through step by step from materials/tools used, building/testing circuit using arduino and how to build the structure of the lamp. 


Feather Huzzah ESP8266(assembled) 2*


Perma-Proto Half-sized Breadboard PCB 2*

Lithium Battery -3.7v 1200mAh 2*

Mini On/Off Push-Button Switch 4*

Wires/Prototyping wires

Soldering Iron


Wire Cutter

Protection glasses

Building Circuit and code

Description for Video

Scene 1

A guy got home, he turns on this lamp. 

Scene 2

He is reading a book. Then the other lights on the lamp suddenly lights up.

Scene 3

Then he called his significant others, and they talked and laughed a lot

Regena’s Final Project Update 2


Link to draft Instructable is here.

Tutorial Content

Link to tutorial content and description to date is here.

Draft Story Concept

Johnny wants to save up for a trip to the Galapagos Islands but is having a hard time maintaining motivation. He is already halfway to the amount that he needs ($3,000 in total) and needs a bit of help keeping up the great work.

Johnny’s best friend, Emma, sees the “Money!” Button and decides to gift this to her friend in support of his trip to the Galapagos Islands.

Emma helps Johnny set up a Qapital account to get the button up and running.

Now, when Johnny gets notified that his paycheck has been directly deposited into his bank account, he hits the “Money!” button to contribute to the saving fund for the Galapagos Islands.

Johnny and Emma both feel empowered and motivated after hitting the “Money!” Button!

KG’s final project update

FocussedWork Task Tracker

Project outline

Link to project outline on Google docs


Link to draft project instructable

Project video description

My video will have two actors. In the first scene actor 1 they will be preparing for a work session but keep being distracted by their phone. In scene two, actor 2 notices this and makes a recommendation for them to use the FocussedWork Task Tracker. In scene 3 Actor 1 uses the Tracker and is able to complete a 40min session of work distraction-free.

Parts I need to work in class:

  • Feather Huzzah
  • FeatherWing
  • Breadboard
  • Male & female header pins
  • Soldering equipment
  • Cardboard to prototype the size of the final clock
  • Craft knife