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  1. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    Some of My Crazy Electronic Product Ideas for 2007

    1) The mp3 cell phone with loud stereo speakers.
    2) The talking toilet.. "Myyy that's a big dump!"
    3) A wind up PDA..No batteries or charging.
    4) Wireless monitors
    (Goes with the wireless mouse and the wireless keyboard so that the PC
    can be put in the fridge for overclocking :)
    5) Long range RFID implants for dead pets. "Here lies Fluffy."
    6) Dehydration or thirst alarm
    7) Car with bluetooth.. See your fuel level on your PC!
    8) Weight display mounted on top of running shoes.
    9) Mini personal cell phone jammer for 20 feet.
    (Prevents interruptions at meetings.)
    10) Cell phone which displays sunlight UV level.
    D from BC
     
  2. mpm

    mpm Guest

    1 - Don't you think the MP3 cell phone should play AC3 files?

    2 - "Hello Kitty!"

    I'll leave the rest to your imagination...
     
  3. MooseFET

    MooseFET Guest

    I have a wind up radio. It is likely a wind up PDA would sell.
    If the monitor didn't need power, this would sell better.
    It would be better for live pets. "Where's that cat hiding this
    time".

    Also a small radio on the collar of a dog could make a sound when you
    want the dog to do something. No more yelling out the door for the
    dog when it is time to take him for a walk.

    This is a good idea. Build it into a sports watch.
    Seeing all the smog systems status and error codes should also be
    included. It would be nice to know that spark plug #3 misfired.
    One connected to the car horn switch would also be a good idea.
     
  4. Actually, that one might sell. Lots of work making it provide a
    stable precision display, though. I wonder if there already is one
    that does a pedometer. Add in heart rate and you've got a winner.

    Jon
     
  5. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    With something like a wrist-mounted display - I wouldn't want a
    display on my shoe. :)

    But, with a couple of strain gauges, you could not only display
    weight, but the force of impact when your foot hits the ground,
    steps/second, anything you want. And with a little ultrasonic or
    laser thingie, you could measure stride length, for a total distance
    readout.

    And be sure to put flashing LEDs in the heels. ;-)

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  6. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    Hello Kitty? Do you mean a talking toilet for toilet training cats?
    D from BC
     
  7. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    The PDA pencil (or whatever it's called)..maybe that can be used to
    spin a gear around to charge up a super cap. The PDA might run long
    enough to get stuff done.
    How about a wind up cell phone? It has a built in hang crank that
    pulls out. Great for camping in areas that have cell reception.

    RFID implants in pets might be useful for dog doors. It'll let your
    dog in but no other animals.

    The thirst alarm might be tough.. It might need to detect skin
    moisture and skin temperature.

    Car computers I think log all sorts of info and are tied to numerous
    sensors. Why can't I see this info? And how come my auto tech charges
    me $100.00 just to link up with my car computer!! Fkn.. :(

    Lol... When I see someone driving crazy in front of me because they
    are on a cell phone..I just turn the cell jammer on.. Bzzzzzt...

    D from BC
     
  8. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    I was thinking of the display only turning on when the heels are
    clicked together..
    Call it "Dorothy Scale Shoes"
    D from BC
     
  9. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    How about Bluetooth shoes!!! Walk near your PC and it automatically
    transfers all the collected data :)
    D from BC
     
  10. mpm

    mpm Guest

    No, my college roommate's cat used to drink out of the toilet.
    The ensuing beer conversation over which were smarter: cats or dogs,
    would typically boil down to whether on the not the cat would drink
    pre- or post- flush....

    As for #9 and wreckless drivers, scrambling their transmissions would
    only serve to make them drive even worse. Probably.

    As for bluetooth heels, there's a "classic" patent where someone
    invented mudflaps for high-heeled shoes. Maybe what we really need
    are bluetooth mudflaps.??

    It's so stupid, it would probably sell.

    -mpm
     
  11. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    Ahh.. So the talking toilet talks to the cats too.. :)
    I propose a mini toilet somehow linked to the plumbing of a regular
    toilet.. That way there's fresh water for the cat for every flush.

    Mudflaps for high heels....groan.. :(
    I can picture something like truck mudflaps with the chrome girl
    silhouette.. Some of the truckers around here have that.

    You're probably right about drivers getting their cell phone
    scrambled...In the confusion, there would be peeking at the display to
    see "signal lost" or keyboard peeking for a redial. The more time the
    eyes are off the road, the more risky.
    D from BC
     
  12. Nico Coesel

    Nico Coesel Guest

    You should start working for TI. Yesterday I attended a seminar on
    DC-DC converters which was very interesting except when they started
    to talk about Texas Instruments's new digital power supplies.

    http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/landing/fusion/index.htm?DCMP=hpa_pmp_digitalpower

    It is way too expensive and cumbersome for volume products. And if you
    produce products that need 'crazy power', you'll have someone around
    capable of designing a suitable PSU. Or am I wrong...?
     
  13. Joel Kolstad

    Joel Kolstad Guest

    Arguably so, but that "distributed power" approach has been around for decades
    and is not at all uncommon in not-so-high-volume industrial/military
    applications. TI probably figures they can capture some of that market, as
    their DSPs are now quite common at, e.g., cellular base stations, video
    production facilities, etc. where you'd typically see this sort of approach.
    I think it's probably not uncommon that you have digital guys slapping down
    FPGAs and DSPs that may require tens of amps at a volt or so, and there's no
    one around who can readily design such a power supply.

    ---Joel
     
  14. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    Fake Transcript of the TI DC-DC Seminar....

    "And that concludes TI's assortment of DC to DC converters..."
    "On another matter, I'm pleased to announce that Texas Instruments
    will be competing with Tim Hortons and Starbucks Coffee. TI coffee
    shops will be opening soon all over North America. The coffee is
    produced with latest digital technology from TI." :)

    D from BC
     
  15. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Wreckless drivers are seldom reckless, and reckless drivers only stay
    wreckless for a little while. ;-)

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  16. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Ick! Cats? If you've got cats in your toilet, you need a motorized
    seat that senses the presence of the cat, like this:


    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  17. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    ooooooohhhhh :p
    D from BC
     
  18. YD

    YD Guest

    Well, there was the demolition derby driver who was disqualified for
    wreckless driving.

    - YD.
     
  19. YD

    YD Guest

    Put the display on the toes. If you can't see it standing upright
    you're still too fat, go for another jog.

    - YD.
     
  20. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    Bluetooth shoes will fix that flab overhang display viewing problem.
    The person can stand near a computer and it'll display the weight with
    big numbers.

    On another matter...
    The batteries in the shoes will make'm heavier and therefore more
    jogging calories will burn :)


    D from BC
     
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