call the device TickTock.
"That may suit a lab project but would obviously invite a trademark lawsuit from a similarly named social media company were commercialization ever considered."
Why? It's very, very different from any form of social media application. Otherwise the estate of L. Frank Baum would be suing the social media video app first. Tik Tok was a very sociable mechanical man, a robot of sorts, and much closer to being a social network than this system.