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SOOOOOO.. You had kids but you also want a life?  SOLUTION:

The Optimization of Parenthood is a robot arm which reacts whenever a baby placed in the bassinet cries or awakes from sleep. The arm will speed up if the baby cries and it can also offer a bottle of milk or a favorite toy.

Broke parents are often pigeonholed into being full time parents, the cost of childcare sucks every penny away so even if they want to continue their creative work, they can’t economically swing it. Its often not so much a choice as it is, what we call The Default to Suck. As a result, the parent, and in reality, almost always the mother,  loses the very creative practice they spent an entire life building.  The result? We end up on medication, angry, depressed and/or bitches who need a shower.

If however, we could eliminate much of the routine, tedious, monotony of parenting while still continuing a creative practice we will have optimized the process of parenting without loses what makes us interesting. Automatic repetitive parenting task can be transferred to devices, without affecting ‘the development of the baby’ while still letting the parent live up to their fullest breeder and artistic potential.

Winning.

Already have your robot arm laying around and just need the code to get your life back? Here you go.

 

This project was developed with support from the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University and created at the Digital Fabrication Laboratory, (dFab), CMU School of Architecture with Technical Assistants from Madeline Gannon

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BRICKiPhone is a completely functional iPhone 4/4s upgrade case.

BRICKiPhone old school iphone case

See, we know you carry the most ubiquitous device of the yuppie class. You probably also have some really fugly ‘protection cover’ on it, when all you ever wanted in life was to go back to the day anyway, right? Solved.

BRICKiPhone is built from four 3d printed pieces. Insert iPhone earplugs, an iPhone 4/4s and go. It snaps together to transforms your iPhone into the hottest thing since the last time people rocked bricks (including the coveted belt clip). Since it prints in four pieces it can be printed with the at home 3d printer of your choice.

Whaaa? You say money for nothin’ and chicks for free? We feel for you assholes (sort of) so STFU and make it gold already.

FAT 3d files available for download here. Complete image and documentation hotness also available here.

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