May 12, 2012


For exploring the connection between the physical world and the digital world, Design agency Teehan+Lax has designed a milk jug to monitor the amount of the remaining milk. This research group 3D-printed the jug on a Makerbot 3D printer and attached a weight sensor in the bottom - in it's own compartment within the jug. This weight sensor is used for sending the weight values to your phone. So when the milk is almost run out - in their words "reaches dangerously low levels", the system will send an alert to your smartphone reminding you to get milk, and also use your phone's GPS to map where are the nearby grocery stores in your location.

This is such a cool stuff, even though it appears to be a pretty expensive idea. Let's see what Teehan+Lax have to say:

"Although this experiment revolved around milk, the idea has broader implications that extend beyond the milk itself. How can this idea impact the way we organize our lives and the way we interact with objects using the digital capabilities available to us? The possibilities are as endless as our imagination."

Source: Teehan+Lax Labs via theverge


Posted in 3D Printing Applications



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El Toro Loco wrote at 5/15/2012 11:47:53 PM:

There are far more important things that need this sort of attention, for example: Have I run out of toilet paper?

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