FOMO Survival Kit — Case Study

Project info

FOMO is a new word in our dictionary. But, what does it mean? FOMO stands for “fear of missing out,” a compulsive concern that one might miss something, like an opportunity or satisfying event, which is often aroused by our close relationships with social media websites.

Imagine yourself alone in the wild city, going through a well-deserved digital detox, but you hunger for new social interactions. How can you find the way to the next event planned in your calendar?

This kit was developed by Lara Defayes at ECAL. It aims to emphasise and make people more aware of this intense, sometimes addicting, relationship that our social life maintains with our social medias.

Case Study

— FOMO Survival Flashlight

How it works

  1. 3D Printed Case
  2. Laser cut plexiglas
  3. 9 LEDs and support, collected from a small flashlight
  4. Haptic Motor Controller
    DRV2605L
  5. PowerBoost 1000 Basic
    5V USB Boost
  6. Lipoly Battery
    400mAh
  7. Transistor
  8. Vibrating Mini Motor Disc
  9. Adafruit Feather 32u4 Bluefruit Low Energy
  10. Small Switch Button
3D printed tests
flashlight’s electronics without the battery

— FOMO Survival Whistle

FOMO Survival Whistle Components

How it works

  1. 3D Printed Case
  2. Bended aluminium grid to hide inner electronics
  3. Pressure sensor
  4. Adafruit Feather 32u4 Bluefruit Low Energy
  5. Lipoly Battery 400mAh
  6. Emic 2 Text-to-Speech Module
  7. Speaker, PCB Mount
Shape research with electronics components
Interior of 3D-printed structure that holds the electronics together
Text-to-speech module testing

— FOMO Survival Compass

FOMO Survival Compass components

How it works

  1. 3D Printed Case and arrow
  2. Laser cut plexiglas
  3. Two screws
  4. Small stepper motor
  5. Triple-axis
    Magnetometer Board
  6. Adafruit Feather 32u4 Bluefruit Low Energy
  7. PowerBoost 1000 Basic
    5V USB Boost
  8. L293D
  9. Small Switch Button
  10. Lipoly Battery 400mAh
Compass debugging
Compass assembling

The FOMO Survival box

You can buy the aluminium box on amazon and laser-graved it afterwards

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store