POD Created by Gary Peng
In our fast-paced digital era, the constant barrage of distractions, particularly from social media and the internet, has become a significant impediment to maintaining focus on tasks. Studies reveal that the average worker succumbs to distractions just 11 minutes into a task, taking an additional 25 minutes to regain focus. This lack of concentration not only leads to procrastination but also results in diminished productivity and ineffective time management, leaving individuals feeling constantly pressured to meet deadlines.
Introducing POD, a powerful tool designed to synergize with the Pomodoro Technique, created by Francesco Cirillo in the early 90s. This simple yet effective technique transforms overwhelming tasks into manageable intervals, punctuated by short breaks. By encouraging users to work in brief, focused bursts, POD aims to enhance attention spans and foster better concentration.
The POD device boasts a user-friendly design, ensuring minimal distractions. Representing time with five light dots, a single click initiates your study session without any elaborate setup. Unlike traditional timers, POD opts for silent alerts through the gentle flashing of lights, making it suitable for quiet environments like libraries. With a compact design featuring an outer diameter of 40mm and a height of 18mm, POD is both unobtrusive and portable.
- Chip: Attiny85
- Firmware: Arduino
- Battery: CR2032 (Not included)
- Battery Life: Up to 150 clicks
- Case: 3D printed white PLA
POD is available in two versions:
- All-Inclusive ($10)
- Without the 3D printed case ($5)
The version without the 3D printed case includes STL files for DIY enthusiasts to print their own casing. Both versions feature a pre-programmed Attiny85, requiring only simple soldering of components, making assembly a breeze in under 5 minutes and an excellent opportunity to hone soldering skills.
How to use POD
Manufacturing and Shipping
The 3D-printed casing is produced in-house, while the printed circuit board is manufactured overseas. Shipping for the POD kit (without the case) uses USPS First Class Mail without tracking, while other rewards are shipped as USPS First Class Package, providing a tracking number upon shipment.
Please be aware that import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. It is the buyer’s responsibility to check with their country’s customs office for additional costs.