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Deodorant Usage Tracker

MAKE magazine, issue 14, features a clever hardware solution that detects the frequency and duration of deodorant application. You can get a peek at the page in Make's Digital Edition. While created as a privacy-awareness spoof, visit the creator's website to learn about the technical details of measuring a real-world behavior and making the data instantly available on the web. Techniques that are easily adaptable to many not-so-frivolous home automation applications.

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