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This paper lotus lamp helps you practice mindful breathing

Last week, we found a way to water our plants by singing to them. This week, we’re focusing inward, and taking care of ourselves with a simple paper-enclosed bot.

This lamp will beep cheerfully to remind you when it’s time to stop and relax. When you pick it up and hold it in your lap, it will pulse at a rate of six breaths per minute to help you regulate your breathing. After five minutes, it turns itself off.

The build process is relaxing in of itself — no soldering, and some fun origami. Instructions are below!

If you have questions about the build or are looking for more hacks, find me on Twitter at @christinesunu or check out


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