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“Ad-Blocker Stick”

A Device Prototype
By Cheyenne J.
a Middle School Student from CAMBA Tech Titans
Screen Shot 2021 05 18 at 8 10 44 PM

About this Project:

The Ad-Blocker will not only remove annoying ads but also secure your privacy with advanced tracking protection.


With this device in hand it is simple to plug into your iphone or any mobile device that will be connected to a USB port which is available, the device will automatically activate once its plug in your phone to set to block any ads, it has a set timer to indicate for how long you want the device to block and track the ads. Max hours is between 1-8 hours, battery duration is 8 hours max before you need to recharge.


The best thing about this device is that it's portable , easy to carry and comes in many colors. This device will help that annoying pop-up ads on your phone when you are listening music, no need to purchase a subscription when you have this device. Hello to a new start of listening to music no ads interruption. This was developed because I listen to Spotify music and the idea of having interrupted music really bothered me in general ads are annoying just knowing that data was being.

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Feedback from the Judges:

Deren Guler 👏 CEO at Teknikio — Emoti-Con Judge
Very impressive rendering and device design! I like that you included project specifications and special features. I'd be interested to learn more about the cost of the device and if it will work anywhere. Excited to see the next steps of the project!

Stephen Marshall 👏 Front Developer/Software Engineer at Oakman Aerospace (A Redwire company) — Emoti-Con Judge
This is a strong concept that appeals to a huge segment of the population...just about everyone doesn't want to be bothered by ads and pop-ups! Nice product design and presentation. It could be a lot of work getting your hardware to interact with messages from adservers from a large number of applications, but a worthwhile challenge! Be careful about offering paid content to your users free of charge, however... the folks at Spotify won't be too happy about it. Other than that - when can I get one? I'll take two!

Maggie Muldoon 👏 Senior Manager, Design League at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
I'll take two! What a good idea to combine an ad blocker with a VPN. I wonder if you could make a version that connects with blue tooth in case you're using a device without the right port? You did a great job with the device design itself, and the idea is great too! Excellent work.

Avishek Paul 👏 Integration Engineer at Xandr — Emoti-Con Judge
This is a very interesting and engaging project that I'm sure many people can relate to. I like the detail you went into in showing off the design and product specifications, makes it easy to envision it being used. I also like how the user has a choice to enable and disable the device because ads can make up a large percentage of the revenue of some content creators.

Feedback from the Community:

Lucas 👏 a High School Student
This project looks awesome! One thing I would suggest would be to maybe add a bit of clarification as to what those small rectangles are on the top of the device, and maybe some text indicators on the device. But otherwise, great work!
Chanice 👏 a High School Student
I love the idea of this because I become annoyed when playing a game and I complete a level and an ad pops up and I have to wait 10-30 seconds to exit it out or pay to remove ads, as you mentioned in your project description. This is really creative and I can’t wait to see how your prototype comes out.