Tears from your lonely heart will activate a comforting tune

If you’re forever alone we’d guess you’ve long since stopped crying about it. But if you’re still prone to shed a tear on a dateless Valentine’s day this project’s for you. [Mikeasaurus] spruced up this pillow to play a tune when it senses your lonely soul. It’s got a moisture sensor which triggers an audio greeting card just when your weeping really starts to get soggy.

If you look closely at the top portion of the white fabric in the picture you can see there are rows of stitching. These hold a matrix of conductive wire mesh fabric on the inside of the pillow case. There are two buses made up of alternating rows (think of the tines of two forks pointed together) which make up the probes. When the gap is bridged by moisture a transistor circuit triggers the audio bits from a greeting card to play a song. Check out the demo after the break. We’re not satisfied that [Mikeasaurs'] couldn’t even bring himself to cry real tears for the clip, but maybe years of solder fumes have clogged up those tear ducts.

Comments

  1. Paul says:

    If he could up update it to figure out what’s making the pillow soggy he could play the current sound for tears, and maybe a different sound for sogginess from another bodily fluid

  2. moser says:

    lol *drools on it* stupid pillow starts to play sounds

  3. Mizchief says:

    Useless unless it can play Warm Kitty

    LQTM, nice hack!

  4. Mizchief says:

    Let me add to my last comment:

    If you can make it lay Warm Kitty with Penny’s voice you will be a very rich person.

  5. N0LKK says:

    Oh man… this project brought a tear to my eye. But nearly not as big as that dollop of water he used to make the pillow work.

  6. jim says:

    this is so beautifully sad that i wish i’d thought of it and made it as a gift

    best gift ever

  7. Hirudinea says:

    This technology must be applied to reuseable diapers NOW!

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