Project of the Week: SCENT-IMENTAL NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Three different scents triggered by three different Instagram tags

December 1, 2014

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The Scent-imental Notification System, designed by Instructables Design Studio Artist Paige Russell, uses a littleBits cloudBit, a littleBits Arduino moduleIFTTT, custom hashtags and scented oils.

Paige designed a device that releases scents each time a friend tags her on instagram. It has three different scents that are triggered by three different hashtags: #pupsforpaige, #cheekynature, and #snickersnort. Each tag triggers a servo which is controlled by a Arduino module. Paige created three IFTTT recipes on the instagram channel, each which outputs a different voltage to the Arduino. The Arduino determines which servo to activate by reading an incoming voltage from the cloudBit.

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The housing is made from laser cut plywood and has some nice mechanisms that release essential oils and fan the scent out towards your nose. Enjoy Paige’s spectacular documentation [keep scrolling down], and be sure to check out her detailed build instructions on Instructables.

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