If you find it hard to relax or focus on other projects with your smartphone continually ringing or notifying you of events. You may be interested in a more subtle way of keeping track of important calls and notifications using Dime.
Dime has been designed to provide less distraction and allow you to be more productive. “Dime lets you understand how easy it actually is not having your smartphone every time at your side, at the same time without missing the essentials provided from the phone.” Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the small device created by Silio Keiser using the Adafruit Feather development board system.
“Dime is a system consisting of a smartphone application and a device whose goal is to reduce the amount of notifications you receive every day. Nowadays, we get a lot of notifications from a wide range of smartphone applications that can easily distract us from the activity we are doing, such as reading a book or working. Some of these notifications are essential to receive, like a phone call from your client, while others are less important like an e-mail informing you about the new sales on Amazon.”
Dime is constructed from chestnut wood and 3D printed components and is powered by a Adafruit Feather Huzzah esp8266 which communicates with your smartphone using Wi-Fi. “The code was written on the Arduino editor. For the LED’s I used the fastLED.h library and to control the LED’s trough the smartphone I used Blynk applications, as well as the Blynk library. The application was designed in Adobe Illustrator and withAdobe XD I created the prototype.”
For more information jump over to the Silio Keiser website by following the link below.
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