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The baby cradle vibrator of peace

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Facts :
Vibrations calm babies down.
Some baby wares are built with a vibrator.
Vibrations made by playstation controlers are very similar to the ones they build their baby wares.
My baby's cradle isnt built with a vibration engine.

Observations :
My cradle has a foldable wooden structure.
the matrass hangs from wooden beveled rectangle, hold by a fabric.
A playstation controler has about the same curvature then straightness than the wood that holds the matrass.
A playstation controler is ugly.
A playstation controler operates a bit under 5v.
My old phone operates a bit under 5v too.

Solution :
Build a device that would vibrate and would be strapable on a cradle to calm the baby before he cries.

Addendum 1 : would need its own power source. usb cord is ugly and short. Needs more mobility.
Addendum 2 : would not be standard AA batteries because i dont want to open the whole assembly each time it's empty.

Updated solution :
Tweek the device so that it operates on a rechargeable battery.
 
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Step 1: Disclaimer and tools needed

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First off, I want to underline the fact that I am in no way responsible for ANYTHING you do.
Be cautious with you own life, but be MORE cautious with the lifes of others, especialy innocent little children.

The power in this thing is 3.7volt, but has an AC charger connected to it. If for some reasons something goes wrong with the 220v charger, well, you fried your newborn child. I mean : litteraly.
Dont ever charge it when strapped to the cradle. Nevar Evar.


Now that we are clear about that, you'll need :

- An inexpensive chinese copy of a playstation controler. (got one for equivalent of 3 usd)
- An old cell phone with its charger. (i used a 12 years old nokia 3310)
- Wires, soldering stain, hot glue stick, some tape, a switch.
- Pliers, soldering iron, glue gun, screw driver.
quatch1 year ago
I'd watch out for how much heat those motors make when running continuously under a heavy blanket. Probably safe, but better to check.
Nice idea! I hope it helps bring you much peace!
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