torsdag 13. mars 2008

Inspiration from the toy fair in New York

I got some pictures from the toy fair in New York from core77 for inspiration for my project.

This is a pillow called "My beating hart". It is a soft pillow whit soothing heartbeat that you can feel. It is design to help you relax, escape everday stress, daydream, meditate and take delicious naps, the blogger at core 77 writes.

tirsdag 11. mars 2008

My plan for Wednesday

What to do tomorrow.

søndag 9. mars 2008

Lily pad

I am thinking about maybe buying lily pads for my final product,
since I am most likely making a soft product, and they are washable.

Tom Igoe course

Tinnitus pillow whit speakers, rfid reader, mp3 player, battery.
Books whit rfid tags.

Next week I want to make a prototype of a “story telling pillow”. I am planning to get the rfid reader to read witch book you want to listen to, and start playing a story from a mp3 player.

I have to find out how the “story pillow” should work. How is the mp3 suppose to work, should you downloading sounds from the Internet? Ore should everything be stored on the mp3 form the start? How should it start playing? How should it stop playing? Could I use a pressure sensor? How should you power the mp3 player- a cable? Is it possibility to take the player out?
Where do you buy the books and the story? Where should the rfid be placed? Etc.

Arduino Course

Learning how to hock up a motor and the rfid reader.

Knut and me also decided to make a new paper cup robot.
The new one is a walking cup, we used a touch sensitive glove
to command it and a servo to make it move forward.

Sound pillow

I found a pillow that has tow integrated speakers, it’s called a tinnitus pillow and it plays relaxing sounds to help people whit tinnitus to sleep. The pillow is not recommended to children under 3 years old, but it dos not say why? So I spoke whit an audiogram to find out why. She told me that children are born whit fully develop hearing so the only thing she cold thing of being a problem is that small children could get strangled by the power cable.

lørdag 8. mars 2008

Some activities in the kindergarten

Playing indoors, Playing outdoors, Eating, Sleeping, Going to the toilet, Tidying up toys
Reading, Drawing, Painting, Colouring, Building things, Arts and craft, Playing music
Singing, Dancing, Resting, Baking, Dressing to go outdoors, Hanging up your clothes...

Visiting a kindergarten

Children from one to three years old have a resting hour around twelve a clock.
Some other kids do not want to sleep an gets a bit bored when the “kindergarten workers” are busy tidying after eating, and putting smaller children to sleep.