A pair of South Park fans have deployed the micro computer to build a Buddha Box, the outside world-blocking device featured in a recent episode of the beloved animated series. A Buddha Box is essentially a head-worn, Bluetooth-connected cardboard box with a cellular antenna, noise-cancelling headphones and your smartphone display projected two-inches from your face.
In the episode of the same name, it is worn by Cartman – and others in the quiet mountain town – to assist with their feelings of anxiety… and to prevent people interrupting their rampant smartphone use at school, work and home.
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