What is it?
Get close to this machine, and it remembers: a small display counts up the number of seconds spent in its company.
What was my role in it?
I designed and fabricated Our Time Together II. Its case is 3D-printed wood PLA that I painted and finished; its display is a custom designed circuit board that I created to use a vintage “bubble” display first employed in 1970s wristwatches and calculators.
How does it work?
It has two range sensors, but the laser rangefinder “nose” does most of the work. Once this sensor notices a human nearby, it perks up and begins counting the seconds spent together.
This device is a sequel to Our Time Together, which did not have a nose.