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With an exponentially growing number of devices and apps and services connected to your smartphone, notifications can very quickly become a significant nuisance. Rand Hindi (CEO of AI company Snips) cleverly explained the role of AI in this regard in his famous TEDx intervention.

Because AI is definitely the solution to this growing problem, we offer you today to use a smart home hub as a way to manage more efficiently your flow of notifications in order to maintain your focus on the tasks that matter most (“switching” drastically cuts efficiency according to APA) while making sure you do not miss what’s important.


FEATURES

  • Make a board with LEDs linked to your most important tasks and notifications
  • Help you focus on your daily tasks more efficiently, for a smarter office life
  • A visual notification in your peripheral vision is way less impactful to your concentration
  • Do not miss essential elements of your work day


This is a very adaptable project, that you can easily adapt to your specific work needs and work environment but that can also be transformed for a smart home use (notifications linked to lights on, unusual detected motion, danger in a specific room etc.).

This Instructables is made so that anyone with no tech knowledge can do it. It will require only 1 hour of your time and cost you around $40.

Step 1: REQUIRED COMPONENTS

  • Raspberry Pi v2 or v3 ($20-$35) // with a RPi2, you will need WiFi dongle
  • 16Gb SD card ($9)
  • GPIO breadboard + LED + jumper wires ($4)
  • Tiny sticky notes

All the components should cost around $40 and the project should take less than 1 hour (and doesn’t require any specific skills).

You should really add current limiting resistors in series with the LEDs.

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