Project Lead Guillaume Thivolet and Chrisly Lasserre

This project originates from the need of a christmas gift for my mother. It's always difficult to know what to offer, and a present needs to have a meaning if you care about the people. Nowadays, the diversity and accessibility of means of communications could potentially give me the mean to reach out my mom whenever I want. But thats not what happens!

And thus the idea was born.

The message cube is a clock that you put next to your bed, in the kitchen, and it gives the possibility of sending messages in a new way! With any of the electronic devices you have, you can use it to send a message to the clock. The person owning the cube will be averted by a blinking light on the cube and will be able to display the message!

30/11/2017 I talked to two people at Sushi Zen today about the project and then they really liked it.

The Shushi zen lady was interested in the thing. She asked if she could have a poster to show to people so they can give their opinions on their favorite 3d model of the box.

The buttons are not well placed, they should be on top of the bow with somehow labels near them to now what is their use. The color is nice and the size is ok. They both wanted a larger screen.

They would buy the thing for 25 francs. They think its cheap and a fair price.

I got a lot of feedbacks.


Based on this poll, I will do two main colours for the box: white and red. The cover will be either in red, black, white, or blue.

  • ESP8266
  • 1 push button
  • 1 3-state button
  • 1 red led
  • OLED 128*64 screen
  • 220 ohm resistor

In the future I'd like a bigger screen (2“ OLED), to switch on ESP32 aswell.

  • 4 screws
  • 3D printed parts, cover and body, costs ~ 8 francs at 15% infill

Due to the time consuming task of maintaining an updated github with 3d models as they change a lot, and having a visual on each change is useful, I will use the Autodesk web provided interface to manage 3d model changes. If you want access, just ask me. An Autodesk account will be needed.

However everything else will be monitored on https://github.com/Keriz/cube. Feel free to give it a look.

Ultimately, if you want to see what I'm working on, head to the trello.

Milestones Board

  1. Mount the new OLED when it arrives [DONE 12/12/2017]
  2. Work on the soft part to reduce current consumption
  3. Deliver the gift on December, 25th [PROTOYPE DONE]
  4. Gather feedback again
  5. Open the tindie page

What's your end goal?

First of all, I would like to give the first finished Fujibox to my mother for christmas. I will then work on it after gathering feedback, and work again on the project to allow anyone to offer this box to someone they like. This will ultimately result in the creation of a Tindie shop.

  • octanisx/cube.txt
  • Last modified: 6 years ago
  • by Keriz