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    clancytoo Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 21, 2016, 03:30 PM
    Memory aide for taking medicines
    Hello, this is my first time requesting and am a new member, so please be gentle.

    What would a circuit (12V or lower, battery driven) look like for a simple device to help me remember that I have already, or not taken my medicines for the day? Could be a single LED that is actuated by a press-button switch to show that I have taken my medicines. However, could it also contain a feature that turns the light off after some time (say midnight, the start of a new day) so that it resets itself after a significant time as I may forget to turn the light off manually? This seems to require a clock of some kind or a time delay feature within the circuit. And yes, I know there are plastic enclosures, alarm clocks, spouses, etc to accomplish the same thing, but I have a phobia for plastic enclosures, hate the sound of alarms and my spouse cannot remember any better than I can.

    Would be nice if I could just insert the circuit between the batteries and the light in a flashlight, thereby minimizing the need for basic supplies like a container, battery holder, light, switches, etc.

    Your help would be appreciated and please inform me if money has to change hands.

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    smoothy Posts: 25,495, Reputation: 2853
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    Aug 21, 2016, 05:31 PM
    Better to get over the phobia for plasitc, because short of your own private live in nurse... its the most foolproof and reliable thing you can have.
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    Aug 21, 2016, 06:28 PM
    Google "pill boxes with notification". Looks like there are quite a few.
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    Aug 22, 2016, 02:32 PM
    A weekly pill box (totally manual) plus a daily one that fits in your pocket. A watch with a timer that beeps times of day.

    Electronics break, and power goes out.
    I'm sure you already know this and even have them, but just in case you don't.
    Plus you can go places.

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