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Baby Saver or Prank in a Day

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One day I was thinking about the stories I’ve heard about babies and small children dying from being left alone in a hot car and how easy it would be to help prevent this from happening. I wanted to make something that anyone could make from household materials with minimal effort and no soldering.

This entire project costs less than $10 and can even be free if you already have a greeting card with audio.

All you need is an audio greeting card (with or without recording option), string, tape, and a small piece of paper.

As a college student, I don't have access to a car at the moment, so I decided to test the project on my door and possibly scare my roommate a bit in the process.

Disclaimer: This project makes no guarantees about successfully reminding parents about children left in their car. The device gives an audio reminder which may be ignored or the device may not have been set-up to begin with. This device is only meant to be an additional reminder.
 
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Step 1: Record a Message

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Follow the instructions on the card to record your message. Leave a note in you own voice or make a special comment.

My recording welcomed people to my room, asked why they were doing, and eventually asked them to leave.

Step 2: Open the Card

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Just peel the card open. There may be a little plastic tab to rip off.

Observe how the card works by opening and closing the card a few times. Opening the card allows the contacts on the pcb board to touch and sets the card off. We'll simulate this with a piece of paper between the contacts that is pulled away so the contacts can touch in the next step.

Hi Jacob !
A great "thanks !" from France.
I am a french man aged 58 and i was a very happy Grandpa. But one day my grand son Yannis died in a car because he was left by his father who was helping a car driver who was the victim of a car crash. When all was finished, he forgot Yannis ( 2 years and half old).
What you made , even if it is not directly (maybe yes) installable in a car, is a great idea. But the best thing about it, is that it demonstrates that you are a guy who has a great respect for life.
I made of the life of Yannis a reason to struggle for the children. I am very glad to see i am not alone.
Please excuse my very poor english.
Thanks a lot !!!!!!!
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