Entries from six contestants have been selected for the finalist phase of the #shapebits contest, co-sponsored by littleBits and Shapeways. Check out the idea phase entries that will move forward to the finalist phase:
by Leo Rolph
This is a gravity release system whereby a servo will deploy a parachute from a water rocket. Says Leo, “I’m hoping a 3d printed/littleBits setup will avoid many hours of fiddly work and make an easy to duplicate (plug and play) system.”
by Caroline Sinders and Alicia Tam Wei
Remorse Code is designed so you can quickly convey your emotional state to your partner by the cloudBit, whether that’s from across the workplace or across town.
by noelpatrol and friends
The “Auto Meal Logger” uses a pressure sensor to trigger the cloudBit, which then logs meals to jawbone UP for calorie tracking. It simultaneously sends an alert, sounded by the buzzer, back to the device to confirm meals were logged.
by Susse @GuriVenstad @srgause Charu
This submission consists of two devices to achieve an overall pleasant social experience in the bathroom. The first device fans you as you take a glam selfie. Then, the cloudBit and Number count tagged images on a shared photo album on flickr.
Wake up to the refreshing, uplifting, or stimulating scent of your choice with this device. Through an IFTTT.com recipe, the cloudBit will activate a servo with a 3D printed attachment to uncover the scented oil, and a fan will waft the scent to wake you.
During the finalist phase, contestants will receive free bits to create their projects and a coupon from Shapeways to print them. Final projects will need to be uploaded by May 31st on the Shapeways & littleBits sites both using the hashtag #shapebits.