17. Applications and implications¶
- Propose a final projectmasterpiece that integrates the range of units covered, answering: What will it do? Who’s done what beforehand? What will you design? What materials and components will be used? Where will come from? How much will they cost? What parts and systems will be made? What processes will be used? What questions need to be answered? How will it be evaluated?
- Your project should incorporate 2D and 3D design, additive and subtractive fabrication processes, electronics design and production, embedded microcontroller interfacing and programming, system integration and packaging
My main issue¶
“How might we avoid overuse of smartphone addictively in our daily lives without strain?”¶
- Phone addiction is real. And it’s everywhere.
- In today’s society, many people are addicted to their smartphones. We are spending more and more time using our smartphones.
- Excessive use of smartphones has numerous negative effects.
- The Association Between Smartphone Addiction and Sleep: A UK Cross-Sectional Study of Young Adults
- Makes it harder to concentrate.
Despite attempts to avoid overuse of smartphones, we cannot help using our smartphone.
- ex. Do not bring smartphones into the bedroom
- ex. Track usage time with screen time
What will it do?¶
A product to solve my smartphone addiction.¶
= It is a new type of charging stand that allows people to reduce the amount of time they spend using their smartphones at home without strain.
why a charging stand?
- The most spontaneous moment to take our hand off our phone is when we charge it on the charging stand.
Who’s done what beforehand?¶
- There are products that force people to stop using smartphones, but no one wants to use them.
Phonecell helps you connect with the real world by locking away your phone.
Phonecell 2 offers a simple solution to smartphone distraction. Place up to 4 phones in the box and set a timer to lock them up.
*Tried funding on Kickstarter, but failed to raise the amount.
Nophone is a technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact that allows you to stay connected with the real world.
*No longer for sale.
What will you design?¶
Creating psychological distance from out smartphones with the help of God.
In Shintoism, it is believed that a god exists for everything. Smartphones are now a kind of “God” with super-power in a modern society ,so I try to design an altar for it. In Japan, a home altar called “kamidana” is placed in traditional Japanese houses, and it will be redesigned for smartphones.
Home-altar typed charging station : “Smartphone Shrine”
- When you put your phone on the altar, it will charge wirelessly.
- Then, the lantern glows for 30 seconds (and the sound of a bell rings)
- When you hit an oak hand, it reacts.
- Not forced, but voluntary.
- Not our own self-control, but someone else’s support
What materials and components will be used? and Where will come from?¶
Walnut wood : CNC machine
Lantern x2 : 3D printer
- Joint Parts between base wood and iphone support : 3D printer
*3D design is under construction
- Output 1 : Neo Pixel x2
- Output 2 : Sound Speaker
- Input 1 : limit Switch
- Input 2 : Sound Sensor *to be discussed
- Ready-made : iPhone Qi Charger
How much will they cost?¶
Bill of material
|Walnut Wood for alter||5||*under investigation|
|Wood for Entrance gate||5-10||*under investigation|
|Neo Pixel x 2||0.56||https://www.akiba-led.jp/product/1765|
|Miler Speaker 5cm 8ohm 0.5W||1||https://akizukidenshi.com/catalog/g/gP-16023/|
|Micro Limit Switch||0.7||https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32990903869.html|
|Sound Sensor||*under investigation|
|micro USB module DFR0534||5||https://www.marutsu.co.jp/pc/i/31502363/|
|Master board parts|
Board Parts lists
Estimated total cost = 40 - 60 $
What parts and systems will be made?¶
Input Device : Micro-limit switch / Sound sensor
Output Device : Sound speaker / Neo Pixel x2
Output 1 : Neo Pixel Circuit-Board¶
Output 2 : Sound Speaker¶
Input 1 : Micro limit Switch¶
Input 2 : Sound Sensor¶
Programming in Arduino¶
What processes will be used?¶
- Set your mind at peace and place your smart phone (the sacred object) on the altar.
- Spend time without smartphones with a peaceful and mindfull mindset.
- If you feel like touching your smartphone, face yourself at the altar
*Remind yourself that your everyday smartphone is a SUPER-POWERFUL tool (as if it were a sacred tool).
What questions need to be answered?¶
Answer: It means the things you need to figure out or learn to be able to make your final project
- How much wood do I need?
- How should I program arduino to create the desired functionality?
How will it be evaluated?¶
Answer: You need to list the elements of your project that must work successfully in order for your project to be considered a success.
- Whether or not the lantern glows when a smartphone is placed on the altar?
- Whether or not a sound is made when the smartphone is placed on the altar?
- Whether or not the lantern light up with a sound when I clap my hands?
- Whether the smartphone overheats when left it long time?
- Whether or not it feels beautiful as a product?
Your project should incorporate 2D and 3D design, additive and subtractive fabrication processes, electronics design and production, embedded microcontroller interfacing and programming, system integration and packaging
→All requirements are met.