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A Piggy Bank For The Digital Generation

A Piggy Bank For The Digital Generation
Design & Architecture

This concept device is a curious hybrid of tamagotchi meets rainy day saving scheme, and is driven by an even more curious back end of hardware.

Stephen Fortune
  • 3 march 2011

This concept device is a curious hybrid of tamagotchi meets rainy day saving scheme, and is driven by an even more curious back end of hardware. The gadget emotes via an iPhone secreted away behind a laser cut facade, giving the impression of needy, demanding, eyes. These eyes are only satisfied when a credit card is swiped into it’s mouth:

An Arduino detects and manages the money and transmits status back to a computer via Bluetooth, which in turn notifies the iPhone over WiFi.


Wang Chao, Maggie Kuo and Jordi Parra

[via Dvice]

+Apple
+arduino
+credit cards
+Design
+Electronics & Gadgets
+financial services
+iphone
+Tamagotchi
+technology
+Youth
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