Box breathing box
January 5, 2018 7:50 AM   Subscribe

Box breathing box
I wanted a device for box breathing, the technique where you breath in/hold/out/hold for 4 seconds. A device that wasn't a phone or computer. I built one, out of wood, plexiglas, metal, transistors, and a tiny bit of code. Then gave it the photo studio treatment, shared the code, and wrote about the experience.
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posted by tmcw (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by Ufez Jones on January 8, 2018: Box breathing box

Beautiful object. It has me envisioning a stress ball that you must be gentle with; hold it in your hand and it shrinks and inflates like a lung.
posted by waninggibbon at 11:36 AM on January 5


That's lovely Tom, thanks for the writeup. While reading about box breathing I found this simple web UI that lacks the poetry of the box, but is easy to try out yourself.
posted by Nelson at 3:37 PM on January 5


Lovely, reminds me of a similar arduino toy I made with origami to do box-breathing. Lovely execution.
posted by J.R. Hartley at 10:32 AM on January 6


I like this box.
posted by jessamyn at 5:15 PM on January 6


Oh, I like this much more than the box breathing apps I've had on my iPhone and iPad. (And I've got Nelson's Quiet Kit version on my phone, saved app-style.) But this feels solid. Comforting. Good job!
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 9:33 PM on January 6


I would support this Kickstarter.
posted by roger ackroyd at 7:47 PM on January 13


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