April 2022, Creative Embedded Systems
12 x 12 x 3 in.
posterboard, cardstock, trace paper, electronic components, ESP32
Arduino, Premiere Pro
FOCUSBOT 3000 is an ESP32-controlled robot designed to help you focus by eating your phone. Simply dial in your desired amount of time, put your phone inside FOCUSBOT's mouth, close its mouth, and press its nose to start the timer. If you open its mouth during focus time, you'll find your path blocked. FOCUSBOT will scream at you until you close its mouth again. Once focus time is up, FOCUSBOT will chirp to let you know. You can then reach inside its mouth to retrieve your phone.
Github repository: https://github.com/ryurongliu/focusbot-3000
Blog post: https://ryurongliu.github.io/focusbot-3000/