SONRIO – Find a smile, share a smile



Smiling is good for us, smiling brings happiness, it makes us feel happy.

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” —Thich Nhat Hanh.



There truly is magic in your smile. And smiles are contagious! When you smile, not only do you feel happier, but also the people around you will start to smile and in turn will feel happier. But as we grow up we seem to smile less. children smile up to 400 times a day, while adults smile only about 20 times per day, even if it takes less effort to smile than it takes to frown.

We smile for various reasons, but in most cases because of a memory or a friend or lover one. We smile when we hear a song that triggers a memory, receive a bit of good news from or about a loved one, when we get a quiet thank you. We also  smile when something nice happens, something like getting into bed with freshly washed sheets. Well, I always do.


SONRIO – find a smile

Sonriso will bring you a smile and help you to bring smiles to others. Upon pressing, it shows you a memory, an invitation to a smile.




Changing a card

  1. Remove both elastic bands
  2. Remove the inserted card
  3. Slide in the new card from the left
  4. Re-mount the elastic bands

Changing the battery

  1. Remove the pens and the foam inside cover
  2. At the bottom, you will see the existing battery
  3. Replace the battery
  4. Re-insert the foam inside cover and re-insert your pens


SONRIe – Share a smile

Send a smile! Create and share happiness. SONRIe allows you to connect with your loved ones remotely, by making their SONRIe light up with a memory. Building on the basics of SONRIO, the SONRIe has become a ‘thing connected to the internet’.







The SONRIe has a 8×8 LED grid, connected with the cloud, able to display messages. These messages can origin from various sources. Naturally, you can create an 8×8 message on any digital device, an iPhone or an Apple-watch. But what is the fun in that? Therefore, as part of the SONRIe package, we developed an Arduino based input device, the YO, as in YO SONRIO. Just flip the lights and share.

The steps are as follows; create the image you like on YO, which is connected to the USB port of a PC, allowing you to upload the image to the SONRIO platform, where you can select the recipient. Press sent, and somewhere in the world a smile is shared.


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