Make of the Month: Toothy Toothbrush Timer

make  /māk Verb: Form (something) by putting parts together or combining substances; construct; create.

You can find inspiration for so many creative project ideas through the library collection. MAKE Magazine is one of the most interesting resources we have. Each bimonthly issue is full of ideas and projects of all kinds. Here is our Make of the Month courtesy of the good folks at If you try this project, please let us know and we’d love to see pictures! Post them on social media using the hashtag #ebrpl. If you have ideas for other projects, post those too!

Children and adults alike sometimes need help maintaining good toothbrushing habits. Experts suggest you brush for two minutes twice a day, but most people don’t come close to that. The Toothy Toothbrush Timer will help you get those recommended 120 seconds each time you brush. When the toothbrush is lifted from the holder, the teeth start chomping and continue cheering you on until your time is up. When the teeth finally come to a stop, just replace the toothbrush to turn it off. See the full project at

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