A focus tool for the digital age.
Increase focus, boost productivity, and beat procrastination.

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In the digital age, the overload of distractions from social media and the internet have made focusing on a single task extremely difficult. In fact, an average worker will be distracted within 11 minutes into a task, and it usually takes 25 minutes to get back on track. The lack of focus on productive task eventually leads to procrastination, low productivity, and poor time management. As a result, it always feels like we are constantly struggling with time, racing against the clock to finish our task on time.

The Pomodoro Technique

POD is designed to be used along with the Pomodoro Technique. Developed by Francesco Cirillo in the early 90s, this simple technique motivates procrastinators to start working by breaking down daunting tasks into short intervals that are spaced out by short breaks. This technique trains your brain to work in short focused bursts for longer attention span and better focus.


How to use POD 


To ensure that your will be able give your full attention to your task, POD is designed to be as least distractive as possible. Time is represented by 5 light dots, and one click is all you need to start your study session, no setup, no fuss.


Unlike traditional timers, POD uses flashing of light instead of a buzzer to grab your attention, which means that you can use your POD anywhere, even in quiet environments such as a library.

POD vs Phone App vs Tomato timer

In the 21st century, our phone is without a doubt the biggest obstacle preventing us from being productive. When using a Pomodoro phone app, you are forced to use your phone before and during your study session, exposing yourselves to the very distractions you are trying to avoid.

When compare to the tomato timer that is traditionally used along with the Pomodoro Technique, the advantage of POD is obvious: POD is simpler, more compact, and best of all silent.


Outer Diameter: 40mm                                                     Height: 18mm

Chip: Attiny85                                                                    Firmware: Arduino

Battery: CR2032 (Not included)                                       Battery Life: Up to 150 clicks

Case: 3D printed white PLA

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Replacing the Battery

Thanks to the twist case, POD is easy to take apart.

  • 1 × Attiny85 Microprocessors, Microcontrollers, DSPs / ARM, RISC-Based Microcontrollers
  • 5 × 3mm water clear white LED
  • 1 × PCB Electronic Components / Misc. Electronic Components
  • 1 × CR2032 Holder
  • 1 × CR2032 Battery

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  • 1
    3D Print

    3D Print the parts with the specified settings from my github.

  • 2
    Insert the Attiny85 and the button

    Flips the PCB to the side that is completely blank, insert the button and the Attiny85 IC, the dot on the Attiny85 should be close to the button.

  • 3
    Insert the LEDs

    Insert each LED. The shorter lead goes in the hole with the square padding, take extra caution with this step as the LEDs will not light up if you flip the polarity.

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