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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by D from BC, Dec 31, 2006.

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  1. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    Exotic Dancer Lighting Effect
    The strip clubs here have showers on stage.. I wanted to inject
    laser light into the water stream to light up the water with
    dazzling colour changes and strobing.

    Electronic Jewelery
    Stylish necklace with SMD LED's that light up with beautiful
    fading patterns.

    The Ultrasonic Downconvertor
    Wouldn't be interesting to hear ultrasonics like dogs? Could
    ultrasonic be downconverted into the audio range?

    Sonic Fly Popper Gun
    Point and shoot..With just the right wavelength and amplitude of
    sound waves...could a fly explode? Might be more fun than a
    video game..

    Electric Rat Trap
    Uses microwave oven transformer to zap rats. Really messy.

    Instant Hard Drive Eraser
    Power coil pack thats mounted on a hard drive. Tampering
    instantly erases hard drive even without power.

    Electronic Wallpaper and Paint
    All the walls of a home are completely covered with flat screen
    technology. Have a new paint colour everyday!


    I'll find it funny if anybody here can tell me if these ideas
    have been done before.. :)

    D
     
  2. On Sun, 31 Dec 2006 22:37:49 GMT, in sci.electronics.design
    Yep,sorry, All done,

    Maybe a video enhanced burger flipper tester?


    martin
     
  3. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    On Sun, 31 Dec 2006 22:37:49 GMT, in sci.electronics.design
    Yep,sorry, All done,

    Maybe a video enhanced burger flipper tester?


    martin
    ..
     
  4. Guest

    Found them at the mall at around $4. They're even tri-color so they
    fade between colors.Amusing but my wife won't wear them. The
    microcontroller controlling it must be tiny! And I don't see anywhere
    to insert/replace batteries so they probably die once the juice runs
    out.
    Don't you get National Geographic or Discovery Channel? That's how
    people study bats whales etc. More interesting than ultrasonic
    donwconverter is an infrasonic upconverter to listen to elephant long
    distant calls.
    I'd do this with OLED, especially the kind manufactured using modified
    bubble-jet printers. Then you get "glowing walls" lighting as well as
    changing colors.
     
  5. Luhan

    Luhan Guest

  6. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    How about something for roaches?

    http://members.cox.net/berniekm/zap.html

    Luhan

    ..
    ------------
    Checked link.. :)
    I wonder if the dead bugs keep shorting out the electrode and it
    allows other bugs to pass safely. Sacrifices for the species...

    It'll be great to put on the floor in the washroom by the shower
    :)
    D
     
  7. Luhan

    Luhan Guest

    They short it out for a while but quickly dessicate and operation is
    restored. Many roaches just get legs blown off from muscle
    contraction.

    Fun to watch.

    Luhan
     
  8. Barry Lennox

    Barry Lennox Guest

    Seen it.
    Yep, can get them in the $2 shops
    2-3 magazines have carried this as a project, I have a copy of one
    somewhere.

    Have not seen this one, it would be good.

    Did one about 35 years ago, not with an MOT, but an big old radar cap,
    maybe 4uF at 10Kv, not messy, but very effective.
    IIRC some crypto devices had something along these lines installed
    Read several articles about this, I don't know if it's on-the-shelf
    anywhere though.

    Barry Lennox
     
  9. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    n Sun, 31 Dec 2006 22:37:49 GMT, (D from
    BC)
    wrote:
    Seen it.
    Yep, can get them in the $2 shops
    2-3 magazines have carried this as a project, I have a copy of
    one
    somewhere.

    Have not seen this one, it would be good.

    Did one about 35 years ago, not with an MOT, but an big old
    radar cap,
    maybe 4uF at 10Kv, not messy, but very effective.
    IIRC some crypto devices had something along these lines
    installed
    Read several articles about this, I don't know if it's on-the-
    shelf
    anywhere though.

    Barry Lennox
    ..
    ----------------
    About the Exotic Dancer Lighting Effect

    Did it look cool with the laser light beamed into the water
    plumbing? Did all the shower water streams glow all the way up
    to the dancer?
    Did the water/light splashing off her look cool?
    Was it bright?
    Somewhat irrelevant but ...was she hot? :)

    Hopefully it doesn't blind the exotic dancers...

    D
     
  10. Phil Hobbs

    Phil Hobbs Guest

    That's not so very far-fetched...a few years back I was asked to build a
    hyperspectral imaging system for real-time food freshness measurements
    for fast-food restaurants.

    In reply, I quoted the famous speech by Nikita Khrushchev at the UN:

    "NYET! NYET! NYET! NYET!" (removes shoe and bangs it on his desk) "NYET!"

    Cheers,

    Phil Hobbs

    PS: A happy New Year to all.
     
  11. jasen

    jasen Guest

    illuminated fountain streams are not new.
    done before, except for the eautiful part.
    kitsets are available.
    I don't think flies have a high enough Q
    at lower power, so less mess.
    thermite might be easier.
    dunno.

    Bye.
    Jasen
     
  12. Has been done.

    For sale at many places as 'bat detector'.
    Can be done with enough $$$$$$$$$$$
     
  13. Nico Coesel

    Nico Coesel Guest

    Go to Amsterdam and have more fun for less money :)
    Duhh, diamonds are a girl's best friend.
    Yes, look for a vocoder.
    I once came across a website of someone who made a floor with tiles
    with LED lighting which could be set to any color controlled by a
    computer. Just like to good old disco floors. Really cool. I just
    doubt my wife would appreciate such a floor.
     
  14. linnix

    linnix Guest

    Do we have to pay the employer for field testings?
    Helped with designing the one sold at Home Depot.
    It's patented, not for the zapping circuit, but the scents of the
    mouse.
    It's a closely guarded secret for how they do it.
    We just get the black box circuit.
     
  15. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    I designed lighting systems and boom-boxes for discos in the late
    '70's, early '80's ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  16. krw

    krw Guest

    I visited Tektronix in Beaverton OR in early '81 (a year after St.
    Hellens blew its stack). Earthquake Ethel's was on everyone's
    must-see list. The show was run by a PDP-11/03, IIRC.
     
  17. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    Do we have to pay the employer for field testings?
    Helped with designing the one sold at Home Depot.
    It's patented, not for the zapping circuit, but the scents of
    the
    mouse.
    It's a closely guarded secret for how they do it.
    We just get the black box circuit.

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    Exotic Dancer Lighting Effect
    Yesss the field testing would be fun :)
    And gotta take pictures too for documentation and the product
    brochure :) Oh yeah baby! "Now turn around...bit more"..:)
    .. ..........
    Electric Rat Trap
    "but the scents of the mouse" ??? (from above) Do you mean mouse
    sensor?

    My 1st temptation would be to have an RF oscillator design.. The
    rat would run through the feedback coupling circuit and a
    detector senses a disturbance.
    D
     
  18. JoeBloe

    JoeBloe Guest

    The roasted bug would be less conductive (more dry) than fresh bugs.

    The fresh bug would always be enough of a less resistive path to
    bite it.

    Make the thing flip up perpendicular once a day to off load bugs
    into a bin. Should also have a blank area in the middle to act as a
    bait location. Roaches smell the air with their antennae.
    Only if you set up a camera, and grab us a video of you stepping on
    it after a shower.
     
  19. JoeBloe

    JoeBloe Guest

    Now... try the G-Force audio add on for MS Media Player. They also
    have a screen saver, but it is the ultimate sound activated light box,
    and you can even use your own images.

    http://www.soundspectrum.com/g-force/
     
  20. JoeBloe

    JoeBloe Guest

    Naaaah... Lead the rat to a maze, and have it search for scents
    endlessly till its poor widdle heart gives out.

    Or... Lead it to a box with a small amount of polonium 210 in it.
     
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