July 05, 2016

Create a Tweeting Toothbrush With Arduino

Struggle to get your kids to brush their teeth? Want to keep better track of your own teeth brushing habits? Check out this innovative project from Ruben Mortier which uses an accelerometer and an Arduino, to monitor teeth brushing behaviour.

Tweeting Toothbrush

The “Inventive Toothbrush” not only notifies parents via email and twitter when their children have started brushing their teeth, but also displays helpful brushing tips on a screen, and plays music to encourage children to brush for longer. This helpful project is sure to be fun to make and will have the added satisfaction of solving a common parenting issue! To get started check out the following link.


If you are looking for a accelerometer to complete this project, why not check out the Freetronics 3-Axis Accelerometer Module. The module has independent X,Y and Z axis outputs ready to connect directly into an Arduino. The small footprint of the module means it would be perfect for attaching to a toothbrush! To find out more and to order check out the product page.


Planning to revolutionise your children's teeth brushing habits? Let us know in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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