New 3D printed accessory lets you see info from your smartphone on the ceiling


DreamMe is a €16 accessory designed by Yvonne Joh from Germany that projects parts of the smartphone display on your ceiling.

DreamMe concept animation – due to photo camera limitations
Image credit: DreamMe Kickstarter page

The cup-sized accessory comes with its own application that can be customised to suit any user’s needs.

It does not need any batteries or coupling to your smartphone or tablet. Instead, DreamMe uses a special optical system. The core element of DreamMe is a high quality spherical lightweight lens manufactured by a renowned optics company in Germany.

With the app, you can choose what will be projected on the ceiling: local weather info, local time and date, alarm clock, additional time zones, unread mails, the latest Tweeter tweet and so on.

Joh has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise 7,000 Euros which are needed to kick-start production.

“While the phone is charging on the nightstand, DreamMe uses it to project parts of the display onto your room ceiling. Simply place DreamMe onto the display. The app ensures the appropriate placement and allows to choose different categories of information to be displayed. The user decides himself whether DreamMe is solely used as “projection alarm clock”, or indicates your new mail messages and the weather report. The app also provides help for those who like to count sheep to fall asleep. Thus, DreamMe´s sympathic sheep even convert your smartphone to a sleeping aid,” it says on the Kickstarter page.

Image credit: DreamMe Kickstarter page
Image credit: DreamMe Kickstarter page

The system is “purely passive” and all you have to do is place the 3D printed accessory on top of your smartphone.

“DreamMe features a simple and stylish design. It not only fits perfectly to your nightstand, it establishes a perfect symbiosis with your smartphone – real bros & sis. Compact size and low weight make it a perfect companion on your next trip. It follows you through the night to keep you up to date,” Joh says.

DreamMe is available in black or white, but customers can also order coloured focus rings. The accessory is 3D printed from a non-slip and lightweight material.

For more detailed info or to back the project, visit the Kickstarter page.