workplace occupation state reporting system

declares the occupation state of workplaces, in this case for homeoffice action of two partners, protects against embarassing situations.

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perhaps, at some point you have been in same situation - both at homeoffice your partner is in (conference) call, but you don`t know about:

"my daaaaarling....did you feed the cat today?"
"shut up, sweetheart - lucky i`m just on mute in a conference call"
"...oops, sorry...i don`t know about"

with this little tool, you can declare your state (with a fingertouch) and at same time get the state from partner within two coloured light stripes. communication is via 2.4Ghz (not wlan)


  • light at left = partner
  • light at right  = yourself


  • green = "could contact me anytime"
  • yellow = "hurry up, i`ll be busy right away"
  • red = "please don`t disturb"

x-zip-compressed - 2.98 kB - 07/03/2021 at 08:22



Standard Tesselated Geometry - 4.37 MB - 06/14/2021 at 05:00



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AutoCAD DXF - 19.64 kB - 06/14/2021 at 05:00


  • license

    snug07/03/2021 at 09:17 0 comments

    project license : Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA)

  • software

    snug07/03/2021 at 08:28 0 comments

    • arduino sketches added

    as you can see, unfortunately i'm a very poor programmer, but luckily i almost always achieve the goals i need :-)

  • electronics

    snug06/28/2021 at 14:53 0 comments

    the electronic part is using only 3 pieces for minimalism so it`s absolute easy to connect the few (6) electric wires and usb cable for power supply (and or initial programming).

  • design

    snug06/28/2021 at 14:44 0 comments

    the cad-design was made with an older free Version (8) of Sketchup and exported to stl-file via free plugin. i wanted to have a nice looking but also useful housing for the electronics, which is what the molded part results from.

  • example video

    snug06/14/2021 at 05:05 0 comments

    sorry, only with german audio...but hey, no one needs this to understand the functionality  :-)

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  • 1
    lasercutted parts
    • for the top i used a lasercutted 3mm milky acryl
    • for the base plywood or mdf
    • for "light ring" template using thicker paper
  • 2
    3D printed parts
    • printed in pla without support
  • 3

    only for nice looking, better haptical feeling and higher weight (125grams) my execution was done with a poured concrete housing together with printed 3D parts - this is a little laborious but of course you can 3D print all of the parts

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