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Old hard drive platters make wonderfully good drinks coasters - they look dead smart and expensive and you've stopped people reading your old data into the bargain.

Have you taped all your remotes together, peep-show-style? Have you wired your doorbell to the toilet? What enterprising DIY have you done with technology?

Extra points for using sellotape rather than solder.

(, Thu 20 Aug 2009, 12:30)
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I wish
I did.

I was thinking of putting a magnetic switch (I seem to have aquired a large bag of these from somewhere and it seems a shame not to use them for someting) on the fridge and larder doors, so that when it's opened the machine will start screaming at whoever opened it to tell it what it's taken out.

I can't wait for the days when RF ID tags become common place in supermarkets - that way, I'll know when ANYTHING has been removed and subtract it from the database.

EDIT: Talking of RFID you've reminded me of the project I'm sort-of working on (just got back from hols so it took a backseat for a few weeks). I shall post presently!

Probably best to break these up, as to post them all in one post would make it quite possibly the longest post QoTW has ever seen!
(, Thu 20 Aug 2009, 16:01, 2 replies)
it would do
they are about the right length at the moment.

keep it up and you might just be the first person to have every answer on the best of page ;-)
(, Thu 20 Aug 2009, 16:04, closed)
VERY COOL :) How about a scanner built into the fridge so once you open the door and put the food in or take it out it scans it( have to have a scanner on every edge though) But iam sure it could be made to work,
(, Thu 20 Aug 2009, 16:56, closed)

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