Build This Soap Pump Speaker That Automatically Plays 20 Seconds of Your Top Spotify Songs

We have all suddenly discovered that there is something more annoying than seeing paint dry: washing our hands for 20 seconds. To make the necessary but unbearable process feel like it is not going on forever, this soap pump speaker swaps Happy Birthday for numbers of your Spotify account.

The Scrubber was created by Pittsburgh’s hardware hackers Deeplocal who shared a complete parts list, building instructions and even the custom code they developed Github for anyone with the required skills (wiring, soldering, programming, etc.) to build for themselves.

When complete, fully functional, and presumably well waterproofed in view of the ultimate proximity to all From that electronics to a working tap, the scrubber automatically plays 20 seconds of randomly selected music from your most played Spotify songs of the week, so you actually want to sing along.

To guarantee maximum entertainment and annoying distraction value, those 20 seconds song fragments are also not randomly selected in the middle of a song. Instead, they are from the sample clip Spotify makes public for each track. The clips are selected algorithmically to record the best part of a particular song. So in addition to washing hands for a long enough time, the scrubber will also encourage people to wash their hands more often with the chance to revisit their favorite hits. Every little distraction helps.


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