Improving productivity is not necessarily a lonely endeavor. Even if you are a lone wolf, who won’t benefit from having a cute little pet to cheer for them?This is the idea behind [droxpopuli]of Pomodachi, which combines the hardware implementation of Pomodoro technology and virtual pets. It adds some fun, but it won’t be distracted by excessive gamification time tracking. This is much more interesting than sticking a pair of slimy eyes on a tomato-shaped timer.
Inside the box are an Adafruit HalloWing M4 Express and a NeoKey FeatherWing, with two Kailh box white switches, which make a satisfying click. [droxpopuli] I printed a case inspired by PyPortal and added a glass lens to get a beautiful tube TV look.
Bomo himself is a cute jack-o-lantern creature with a teddy bear face and no arms or legs. He can eat with his face, but prefers to be fed. This is where you come in. You feed him by completing a set of four 20-minute work intervals.
Don’t worry about keeping track of time, because he will do it for you and spend time searching for food. When the break time comes, Pomo will notify you and suggest an activity. This is when you press the button and feed him. If your productivity starts to drop, don’t panic-there is a multiplier to catch up, and you have seven chances before Pomo runs away forever.
The Pomodoro Technique is very useful for increasing productivity and has a wide range of uses. This is a Pomodoro based on hydration. If you don’t drink enough water, it will flood your desk.