Måtte

Måtte is a yoga mat alarm clock to help you wake up in the morning. When the alarm goes off, you will need to complete a yoga routine set in advance in order to turn the alarm off, encouraging a healthy and mindful start to your day.

During the build process, we explored the analogue look and feel of the mat, while drawing from existing paradigms for tangible interfaces. We focused on using flexible materials that would complement the soft, bendy surface of the mat. Using copper tape, wires, resistors and an Arduino, we embedded capacitive touch sensors into the mat, as well as voltage dividing circuits for the time setting and sequence recording buttons. Visible affordances are primarily made of wood and paper to further extend the analogue feel of the object.