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SMART PILLOW
How to make an Alarm Clock Pillow!

CONCEPT:
When presented with the challenge to create a "smart object" I choose to concentrate on objects that effect my life everyday. My pillow and my alarm clock. One I adore. The other I do not. I was searching for a solution to my incessant knack for oversleeping, thus the “Alarm Clock Pillow”. This object utilizes the Arduino micro-controller to wake 3 of your 5 senses, not just your ears! The “Alarm Clock Pillow” additionally exemplifies my interest in functional art.

GOAL:
Fuse together the purpose of two separate objects into one "smart-object" in an aesthetically appealing functional piece of art.

TECHNICAL:
Proposal:
Create an “Smart Pillow: Alarm” for all those heavy sleepers out there…

Features:
The alarm clock pillow could potentially include:
... Digital Alarm
... Vibrate Function - LilyPad Vibe Board
... Multiple LED Display

Aesthetics:
...
Hand and Machine Embroidery

Step 1: List of Supplies:

Picture of List of Supplies:
Supplies for Smart Pillow:

What to make your pillow out of?
Anything!  In this example, I recycled an old t-shirt and an old pillowcase.

ClockIt 1
$24.95
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9205

Real Time Clock - DS3234 1
$9.95
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/1007 9

4-Digit 7-Segment Display - Yellow
$1.95
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9480

LilyPad Pro Kit
$ 39.95
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8873

LilyPad Vibe Board
$14.95
http://www.sparkfun.com/search/results?term=vibe+board&what=products

Fuse-able Interfacing

Conductive Thread
$29.95
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8549

Hammer

Sewing Machine

Grommet Punch

Solder Iron

Clothes Iron

Scissors

Interface

Needles

Red Thread

Blue Thread

BLUE LEDs



 
zazenergy4 years ago
A smart pillow -- what a great idea!