A plushie that checks if I’ve
done my daily portuguese lesson
and says mean things if I
I wasn’t keeping up with my duolingo lessons. I couldn’t lose my streak. My Portuguese was fading by the day. What did obrigado even mean ???

I needed a solution.

Who better than Duolingo’s owl mascot himself. Duo has a long history of keeping it’s users in check

So I made one.

Equipped with a person detector, Duo waits for me to walk in front of him, before doing his check on my duolingo activity.
I programmed him to say a bunch of mean things about all my insecurities.

Raspberry Pi, Person Sensor, Voice cloning, buying a plush off alibaba, thinking about insults.

(More projects coming soon I swear...who doesn’t randomly wanna re-do their portfolio at 11:43 PM on a Wednesday.

Github (nerd)


Born and Raised in Dubai. I now live in Brooklyn like every other creative technologist. I love making whatever weird little ideas that come to my head with a bunch of great people. I’ve worked on projects like giant gumball machines to musical soap dispensers to grass tote bags. 
Now (Click to see a resume or a cv or whatever you call it)

Anomaly (Currently)
The New School - Parsons
Cartier Innovation