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Invent Boston designs and develops original products to add science + whimsy to  every day tasks at home.   Our first product is a Two Minute timer, Two Minute Turtle, a visual timer. The Two Minute Turtle helps children and adults focus on two minute tasks such as brushing teeth, physical therapy, taking a shower and speaking (practicing a presentation or learning a language).


Dads, moms, dentists, adults without children love the Two Minute Turtle to help with 2 minute tasks.

 This Brookline Pediatric dentist office recommends the Two Minute Turtle Timer to their patients

This Brookline Pediatric dentist office recommends the Two Minute Turtle Timer to their patients

This new Two Minute Turtle Timer makes tooth brushing fun for children (and adults).  Each flipper blinks for 30 seconds. Follow and brush the part of the mouth that matches the light til you've brushed the whole mouth evenly, thoroughly.  Each time, a random start. Make time play and get started on healthy habits today! 

The Two Minute Turtle timer surprised me! I thought it was for my kid. But I like the Two Minute Turtle -I use it every day . I don’t have to press the button to start each time I brush but I do and it feels good, like I’ve taken a positive step to a healthier me.
— Dr. Maren Batalden
 Iris loves the Two Minute Turtle Timer so much she promotes it
I love the (Two Minute) Turtle. It’s the only thing my son uses at night when he brushes his teeth.
— Roslindale Dad, Russ

Quick video: Why the Two Minute Turtle?

Healthy teeth and gums are connected to heart health.

The Two Minute Turtle Timer gives kids what they need to succeed.

My kids used multiple sand timers—they either broke or we lost them.
I googled and found the Two Minute Turtle timer. My kids received the Turtle Timer and have used it twice a day ever since.
I definitely recommend the Two Minute Turtle timer to parents.
— Adam L. Frisco TX, father of an infant, 4, 6, 8 year old

Two Minute Turtle Timer with flippers with  LEDs

“I will be buying more turtles for gifts. Thank you for inventing these Turtles.”

Liz, Cumberland RI

The Two Minute Turtle Timer gets children to want to brush their teeth thoroughly and independently. It's for parents who do not want a cell phone in the bathroom at bedtime.  The Two Minute Turtle Timer's single purpose, 2 minute timer, helps kids and adults to focus & succeed. No distractions.

Two Minute Turtle Timer helps kids' morning routine
Do I think the Two Minute Turtle Timer is a good idea? No. It’s an excellent one! Even using an electric toothbrush, this toothbrush timer gives kids a helpful visual guide.
— Dr. Patricia Chiu, Bay State Orthodontics

Two Minute Turtle Timer user smiles

“Elijah likes to use his Two Minute Turtle Timer every night.”

Anya, mom Stoneham MA

We are all enjoying the Two Minute Turtle timer! Our 8 year old uses it to brush teeth each evening and then I do a check. She sticks with it, follows the light prompts, and loves that it’s a turtle.
— Amy, mother of 8 year old, Roslindale MA

We were able to leave the house TEN MINUTES EARLIER because we didn’t have to do the usual brushing teeth battle thanks to the Two Minute Turtle
— Susan, preschool teacher, mother of 6 year old, Boston
The Two Minute Turtle is easy. It doesn’t need any sound. The timer makes it more fun to brush my teeth!
— Abby, age 8, Roslindale MA
My children use the Two Minute Turtle timer regularly. Now we don’t have to remind them to brush. It’s easier for all of us.
— Andrew, Dad to 10 & 8 year old Roslindale, MA
My daughter, Hazel, is addicted to the Two Minute Turtle Timer.
— Matt, father of Hazel, age 7
I forgot to bring my Two Minute Turtle to my class today and I feel lost!
— Fiona B, Paris France, English as Second Language teacher
I love the Two Minute Turtle timer. After a month using it, it exceeded my expectations. My 4 children are brushing better because of the Turtle Timer!! I’m very pleased with the results.
— Dr. Ian McLaughlin, McLaughlin Family Dentists
The Two Minute Turtle is magnificent.
It works like a charm.
My four year old loves the game of not knowing which teeth come next and it has turned brushing our teeth from something annoying and hard to do thoroughly to fun and easy to do thoroughly.
— Erik, V, Boston MA, dad to 4 year old boy
My children love the Two Minute Turtle Timer and use it every night!
— Joy, preschool teacher & mother of 4 year old, Somerville MA
Its’ genius! I love the Two Minute Turtle Timer!
— Meg, mother at Boston Maker Faire
The Two Minute Turtle Timer kept our meeting on task with levity. Use it to keep a meeting moving.
— Dr. Michelle Ephraim, Boston MA
STEM teacher uses the Two Minute Turtle Timer

The Two Minute Turtle Timer goes above and beyond a normal timer. Its’ visual and spacial. I’m excited to use it!

Beth, Watertown High School, MA Fablab Teacher