Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox.   SUBSCRIBE
The Kid Should See This

Bouquet, a device that translates colors into fragrances

Point the cone at a patch of blue and sniff the other end. An ocean scent wafts through the nozzle and into your nose. The Bouquet color-to-smell translator was created in just one week by Erika Marthins, Arthur Moscatelli, Pietro Alberti, and Andrea Ramìrez Aburto, students at École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ÉCAL) in Switzerland. From their communication machines workshop instructor Niklas Roy:

The cone shaped device has an optical sensor built in its tip, with which it can recognize different colors. Inside the cone’s bottom is a stepper motor controlled disc, that turns pads with according scents directly under the nose of the operator. If you’d point it to a red color for example, the disc would turn a cotton pad, which is soaked with strawberry aroma, to the device’s smell opening.

Check out more photos from the workshop here.

Next: How many smells can you identify? and The Reinvention of Normal: Dominic Wilcox’s quest for new ideas.

via Prosthetic Knowledge.

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

When was the first cell phone call?

Rion Nakaya

The incredible, bendable, twistable, expandable elephant trunk

Rion Nakaya

Five African-American inventors who improved the world

Rion Nakaya

How is this young scientist taking on Flint’s water crisis?

Rion Nakaya

Seed Launching Backpack, a 3D-printed, pollinator-friendly invention

Rion Nakaya

Surrounding a sleeping rabbit with dill

Rion Nakaya

Inventions made real by Little Inventors

Rion Nakaya

In the West Orange lab of Thomas Edison

Rion Nakaya

How do dog noses know so much?

Rion Nakaya