I Built a Dopamine Box

15 sep 2020
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In this episode, I design and build my own device that reminds to complete 6 tasks each day. Each flick on the switch is accompanied by a tiny boost in dopamine. Inspired by @Simone Giertz "The Everyday Calendar" but with 6 reminders instead of one.
The full code, CAD and illustrator files as well as the schematic for the electronics can be found here: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JT_uNP8yWYnl9HUFpKN8J3Ya1B2z1zBw
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  • What is dopeamine

    Bricks and PiecesBricks and PiecesPirms dienas
  • Maybe you could learn python languages for coding its wat easier

    Z3NZ4I UNKNOWNZ3NZ4I UNKNOWNPirms 3 dienām
  • On The todo app for iphone it already gives you haptic feedback

    Aryan BaviskarAryan BaviskarPirms 4 dienām
  • 8:06 yannick detected.

    İsmail Can Güvenİsmail Can GüvenPirms 5 dienām
  • "I built a dopamine box" No one: Me: ya like jazz?

    Beast GamerBeast GamerPirms 6 dienām
  • Baaary

    5alid the OG5alid the OGPirms 6 dienām
  • Was that foreshadowing for a learn how to carve wood

    VancePlays tooVancePlays tooPirms 8 dienām
  • Johnny depp had one of these too

    Le Grand GamingLe Grand GamingPirms 8 dienām
  • i have had no motivation for schoolwork lately, I wrote a planner app but haven't been using it, but I just added a little ding noise to my planner app and now i actually enjoy checking stuff off :) thanks so much

    fmailscammerfmailscammerPirms 10 dienām
  • you should make a video going more in depth on how you made it like the wiring and coding part of it. i started building my own dopamine box cause the concept is super cool but i am new and there arnt any videos of something like this. :)

    Kyle YoungKyle YoungPirms 12 dienām

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  • But does it have a bottle opener..???

    MrBoi YTMrBoi YTPirms 15 dienām
  • So... where can I buy one?

    What I've LearnedWhat I've LearnedPirms 15 dienām
    • Gamma

      HoloHoloPirms 5 dienām
    • So... where can I buy one?

      HallieHalliePirms 8 dienām
    • Yoohoo

      Steve TheaSteve TheaPirms 14 dienām

    5OWGPIN1GQ5OWGPIN1GQPirms 17 dienām
  • Microsoft To-do might be the secret to me actually accomplishing stuff lmao. Time to find out

    SlayerSlayerPirms 18 dienām
  • Anyone know of a great app for this concept? With a points system or something?

    Mr SmileyMr SmileyPirms 18 dienām
  • currently watching on my dopamine box

    JudahJudahPirms 18 dienām
  • i would love this

    je moeder eet kaasje moeder eet kaasPirms 18 dienām
  • I would pay for this 😝

    Life Of Jess & JackLife Of Jess & JackPirms 19 dienām
  • i need me one of these

    joy-con kyanitejoy-con kyanitePirms 22 dienām
  • Start manifacturing?? I would easily order

    Faisal RashedFaisal RashedPirms 23 dienām
  • Fun Fact: We don’t actually like anything except Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin, and Endorphins

    Noob DestroyerNoob DestroyerPirms 25 dienām
  • you should make it so when you flip one of the switches it plays that sound you like from a speaker

    Alan DangAlan DangPirms 26 dienām
  • What is the chip you are mentioning at 5:56?

    TheWecanmanTheWecanmanPirms 28 dienām
  • I was hoping this would get you high

    Keahi DuarteKeahi DuartePirms 28 dienām
  • Can someone explain to me why the animation is 100 lines of code? Should it not be a simple for loop like: For light in sequence: lightOn time delay

    GooshtGooshtPirms 28 dienām
    • he doesn't have a great understanding of programming it's an arduino + its C

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  • @MikeBoyd (55:47) Which of your Lord's favours will you twain - you men and jinn - then deny? Qur'an

    Roo PPoRoo PPoPirms 28 dienām
  • You can probably reduce that from 100 lines to 20 with some loops

    Steven4547466Steven4547466Pirms Mēneša
  • Which Editor did he use at 3:59, does anybody know?

    Elmar HackmannElmar HackmannPirms Mēneša
  • what was the smaller Chip called? thanks

    Joel MillerJoel MillerPirms Mēneša
  • add a sound effect to it

    Mahmoud SalehMahmoud SalehPirms Mēneša
  • lol, low standards, good day if i feed my pet and brush my teeth

    frank gordon smithfrank gordon smithPirms Mēneša
  • Dopamine; not enough=Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease; too much=Schizophrenia, hypersexuality and predisposition to addiction. I find that LVworld takes away my edge, learning ability, causes memory loss and generally makes me physically and mentally unhealthy, via a lack of reward, functioning as an overdone dopamine inhibitor and making my own mind a stranger as it functions in modalities unfamiliar and unmastered, making logos prohibitive.

    Charles Henry McGregorCharles Henry McGregorPirms Mēneša
  • I want to buy this!

    HeleneHelenePirms Mēneša
  • mike how do you choose all your music I'm trying to make a video of my own

    Saad KebachSaad KebachPirms Mēneša
  • Ok what are you gonna do with that box to get that dopamine 🤨

    Man of RiceMan of RicePirms Mēneša
  • I have been using this app for like 2 months on mute and haven't even known about this sound.

    Joshua JJoshua JPirms Mēneša
  • the code at 4:00 is making me cry

    ItsGalaxyItsGalaxyPirms Mēneša
  • Oh, I thought that this box dispenses dopamine into the air and makes you happy

    Abdullah MirzaAbdullah MirzaPirms Mēneša
  • 1:40 Menial is not the same as boring. Menial refers to unskilled and horrendous work which is demeaning.

    Gaurav PokharelGaurav PokharelPirms Mēneša
  • Why is he saying sex chores XD

    Aleksandar JordanovAleksandar JordanovPirms Mēneša
  • it kind of pains me to see that you used a whole arduino on this lol. Oh well, i guess it IS easier than doing some complicated analog workaround

    Mr. SocketMr. SocketPirms Mēneša
  • I reward myself Jaffa cakes 🤣

    Gareth WillisGareth WillisPirms Mēneša
  • Interestingly dopamine isn't the feel good chemical. It's the anticipation chemical. Dopamine raises as you work towards a reward, motivating you to keep going until you get the reward your Brain was anticipating. If you find yourself mindlessly browsing social media, it's likely that your Brain has anticipated some reward for doing so, and will keep your Dopamine raised so that you won't give up if you don't find the kind of reward you are looking for. Serotonin and Endorphins fit the feel good niche better.

    Darth InsidiousDarth InsidiousPirms Mēneša
  • sry apple already beat u on the dopamine box

    6 96 9Pirms Mēneša
  • I would absolutely buy this thing

    xXHagen SchmidhoferXxxXHagen SchmidhoferXxPirms Mēneša
  • shark tank when?

    HenryHenryPirms Mēneša
  • But, some of us might just flip the switch without doing the activity to get that dopamine hit. How do you resist this urge?

    Cayden MCayden MPirms Mēneša
  • ok, Pavlov's Mike

    Dio BrandoDio BrandoPirms Mēneša
  • What IC did he replace Arduino with?

    Pillu KalraPillu KalraPirms Mēneša
  • Talent when they invented mike boyd :Upgrades people, Upgrades

    Forgotten StudiosForgotten StudiosPirms Mēneša
  • Okay thanks so much. I struggle with heavy anxitey and depression. I'm making my own similar thing to help motivate me. I only found your channel today.

    Cody LampmanCody LampmanPirms Mēneša
  • Anyone know any day to day apps that can act as a dopamine box/checklist

    Nick BotzNick BotzPirms Mēneša
  • Nice video. One thing: fish oil - omega 3, is not something you need: you need to have a balance between omega 3 and 6, and you are most likely deficient of omega 6, not omega 3. You are better of taking a supplement calles YES - this has the right fatty acids in it in the right balance. Dump the fish oil if you want to be healthy. Anyway do your own research, and to be clear: I am not selling anything and have no shares in any supplement business or health business. I am not Bill Gates lol.

    Mister PizzamanMister PizzamanPirms Mēneša
  • He used to have to learn to learn these skills/and how to complete these tasks. Now he has done so much he can just use what he learnt before. I guess this is the definition of its all coming together meme

    Derpy BearDerpy BearPirms Mēneša
  • Sell those as merch and become an instant billionaire

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  • *Neuron activated*

    RaimeTheTraitorRaimeTheTraitorPirms Mēneša
  • Me being a programmer and not even knowing how to do this: I could deffffiiinnniitttlllyyy do that....

    Max QsMax QsPirms Mēneša
  • So you cannot motivate yourself to even get out of bed without a damn cookie?

    SwitchLaserFlipSwitchLaserFlipPirms Mēneša
  • mr. bean with beards in the thumbnail

    IK EMONIK EMONPirms Mēneša
  • 100 lines of code rly?

    FischFischPirms Mēneša
  • Cocaine also gives you dopamine... 🙃

    Oscar The VikingOscar The VikingPirms Mēneša
  • I will buy this.

    RandomnfRandomnfPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I didn't read this right and thought the tittle said "dope anime box".

    Ellderwood 222Ellderwood 222Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Can I buy it?

    FoxmpomasFoxmpomasPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I don’t mean to be rude but some of your tasks are unhealthy. fish oil doesn’t help for well anything and can even be harmful. showers can be over used, at least do showers only once a week since they wash away skin oil.

    Carter OserCarter OserPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Learn to heely

    Spang 0907Spang 0907Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • not gonna lie, am now inspired to build a 100% mechanical version (cant arduino) that rewards me with a piece of chocolate ahah

    Stefano MorandiStefano MorandiPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Mate have you actually tried real drugs though

    Idle HandsIdle HandsPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • * Cries in Anhedonia *

    GazelleGazellePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • How did you fix the bright light problom

    Blaine McCarthyBlaine McCarthyPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • This is So Great!

    Christian HernandezChristian HernandezPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • This guy reminds me of mike boyd

    CarFreakCarFreakPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • have you tried walking?

    Kevin ScottKevin ScottPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • U should learn how to yoyo

    Ethan SEthan SPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • tf did i just watch

    AlexAlexPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • you could pwm the leds down to a low level where its still visible (but much dimmer) when there is inactivity. Maybe add a motion sensor?

    Nick JanseNick JansePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I thought this box gives you a shot of dopamine to get high off of 😂

    Two HandsTwo HandsPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Can you share the code on github? I would love to refacor it and also save me some time when I build such a box mysself^^

    El AchtvierdreiEl AchtvierdreiPirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • nevermind I just didn't expect the code to be on google dirve. Thanks mate awesome video

      El AchtvierdreiEl AchtvierdreiPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I'd buy one

    Jack ZylstraJack ZylstraPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • This is a dumb video....just useless

    きもちいいきもちいいPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Me: Surely thew sound can't be that satisf-OH, OH MY IT'S SO NICE

    Chaz FChaz FPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I get my dopamine in large quantities from taking ecstasy.

    Square In SquareSquare In SquarePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Amazing

    Pierre CPierre CPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • We use Onshape at school since it is online and many students only have a chromebook

    Jack GeisJack GeisPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I want one!!!!!!

    Tino BacelaTino BacelaPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I didnt know brushing your teeth could be a "task" to be tracked LOL haha I guess I have been very industrious my whole life and didn't even know!

    Eduardo BornEduardo BornPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Add a speaker and make it play that sound every time you tick something off

    OG AWESOMEOG AWESOMEPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Have you considered drugs tho?

    OKandrewOKandrewPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • i watch your videos all the time and now i know how to juggle, solve a rubik’s cube, etc. I really love your videos and i always learn a lot.

    Devin RyanDevin RyanPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Next video: how I made a million dollars

    Atharv ParlikarAtharv ParlikarPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • now how about a big box that pumps liquid dopamine into your system

    Snoop Dogg The Certified GSnoop Dogg The Certified GPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I want one

    Tia HaywardTia HaywardPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Want one for my wife!

    Chromeman001Chromeman001Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Now to optimize that mess of code ;)

    blizzy1978blizzy1978Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Suggestions: 1. bare 18650 with tp4056 + mt3606 2. button for starting a new day 3. 3D printed housing with some weights. 4. PCB Design + THT & SMD Soldering 4.1 When designing pcb integrate everything together, do not rely on modules!

    Richard LighthouseRichard LighthousePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Next step, connect it to your brain directly

    Dan BanksDan BanksPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • What if he added a speaker to make a little jingle when all the objects are completed and dispenses a little candy like a skittle. Just a small reward to make you feel acomplished for the day

    MeltDownTF2MeltDownTF2Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • @iNexZzy just a skittle is enough to make you appreciate what youve accomplished

      MeltDownTF2MeltDownTF2Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • That's wholesome

      iNexZzyiNexZzyPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • shoutout thomas frank

    Bryce BishopBryce BishopPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • i want one

    Bryce BishopBryce BishopPirms 2 Mēnešiem