Shin Kawashima, Fumiya Sakai
Everyone must have gone through a sudden freeze of their computer in the middle of their thesis or document preparation, even before they could save the data. This “Thesis Protector” is a great invention to stop that tragedy from occurring. It presses Ctrl and S keys (shortcut combination to save data) to save your important data. With this, you will never waste your time even if you forget to save the data!
Produced by Toyama Special Education School Higher Division Mechanical Engineering Course
This is a pinball machine operated by 11 solenoids connected to a micro-computer controller. We created our own structure by trial and error. We also added colorful illumination and a score display which visitors enjoyed a lot at our presentation. This is our graduation piece so we focused on fine craftsmanship.
Produced by Sakura Electronics
Rhythm Lock♪ locks your secret in a fun way. Only your own secret rhythm can release the lock. This video shows a “Secret notebook” that you release the lock on by playing the piano, and an advanced version “Present Box” that you clap your hands to open. Takaha solenoid is used for the lock structure. We made it with a 3D printer.
Produced by Kei Sawai
I like solenoids. These days, anybody can develop an electronic device thanks to the large number of micro-computer and embedded equipment users. As solenoids have simple operation principles and a wide range of application, they are very useful devices to realize various development ideas. I believe solenoids are a high-affinity device in the physical computing field, so I made a special device “Gomashio Separater” that displays a “salt and sesame separation” process using a solenoid. I was always curious why “Gomashio” at cafes separates before I know it. Being shook by multiple people, the separation of sesame seeds and salt slowly occurs inside of the shaker.
If possible, I want to observe the separation process. This strong wish of mine drove me to create this separator. I confirmed that it can separate oregano from crazy salt, as well as sesame from Gomashio.
For the operation mode, there is an automatic separating function and a Mokugyo separating function. The manual operation with Mokugyo provides a change in the rhythm of the solenoid’s motion.
Produced by sweet electronics
This is a machine to shoot Takenoko No Sato at Kinoko No Yama.
SMART CHOPSTICK REST
Produced by TETRASTYLE
I planned to make a table that pops out the chopstick rest automatically, but due to my budget I decided to use a tray instead.
とにかく外人に見せたい｡トイレからシャワーが出るのを見て｢オオ! ジャパニーズ･テクノロジーはスゴイデス！｣と言ってる彼らに見せたい｡ バカバカしさが日本文化と合体した味わいがあります｡