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128 Birch Street
Boston, MA, 02131
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Invent Boston designs and develops original products to add science + whimsy to  every day tasks at home.   Our first product is a Two Minute timer, Two Minute Turtle, a visual timer. The Two Minute Turtle helps children and adults focus on two minute tasks such as brushing teeth, physical therapy, taking a shower and speaking (practicing a presentation or learning a language).

Steps to Encase the Toothbrush Timer

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Steps to Encase the Toothbrush Timer

Virginia Berman

To make 50 timers we needed to find a solid, light, clear, firm, case with a hole in the middle for the button. Sounds easy.  We tried 3-d printing, using the small  LED candle holders and buying coin holders but nothing has fit yet. So we are using epoxy--strong enough, clear, works but we cannot mass produce this.  It takes us 3 separate pours to make one (each pour needs 48 hours to dry).  We are still on the quest for a solid, clear, hollow case that feels good in a child's hand.  

 An early case was 3 D printed in space ship style.  It was pretty but too heavy to mount on the mirror.    

An early case was 3 D printed in space ship style.  It was pretty but too heavy to mount on the mirror.