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friendly_iconoclast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 08:30 PM
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Knit hat stabs you in the head if you don't smile
http://www.boingboing.net/2009/10/29/knit-hat-stabs-you...

Knit hat stabs you in the head if you don't smile


Interactive designer Lauren McCarthy used Arduino to make a wooly hat that she calls the Happiness Hat it has sensors that detect when you're smiling when you're not smiling, it sticks a metal spike into your head. Here's a short description from her web site:

http://www.lauren-mccarthy.com/happinesshat /

An enclosed bend sensor attaches to the cheek and measures smile size, a servo motor moves a metal spike into the head inversely proportional to the degree of smile. Through repeated use of this conditioning device you can train your brain to smile all the time
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 08:33 PM
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1. Nothing like a little operant conditioning for an ideal Christmas gift...
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 08:36 PM
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2. "know what you need? A little spike in the head!"
Yeah, that's the spirit
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