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Ideas ?

Postby mster » Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:14 pm UTC

I just bought myself a "Das Keyboard" and, as a gift I also received 4 supermagnets :D and an USB-LED light. Seeing as the obvious purpose of the LED light was to light the keyboard at night, it's kind of useless now. Any ideas what I could do with it, it's pretty cool, and I wouldn't throw it away. I currently use it to blind people that want to peek at my screen :)

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Re: Ideas ?

Postby wst » Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:40 pm UTC

Get a webcam and a USB Missile launcher, and rig it up somehow to blind and missile people who're trying to watch your screen. Bonus points if it doesn't try to blind/shoot you, but blinds/shoots other people. Aimboxes maybe, so it ignores faces outside of the boxes (ie. Yours)
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Re: Ideas ?

Postby Virtual_Aardvark » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:47 pm UTC

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Not really objectionable. More like off-topic. The stab tags are just convenient.

Use the LED to annoy people you don't like from a distance. Hide it before they get their sight back.

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Re: Ideas ?

Postby Hammer » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:48 pm UTC

The off-topic sniping that comprised the majority of this thread has gone bye-byes. Try again. Hint: The OP is asking what to do with the LED light.
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Re: Ideas ?

Postby fyrenwater » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:31 pm UTC

Use it as a reading light? Or stick a mini-lampshade on it and use it as a novelty desklamp.... thingy.

Oh hey, just give it to someone who doesn't have a nifty light already.
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Re: Ideas ?

Postby Surgery » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:07 pm UTC

What kind of light is it? Is it a snake light, a little mini-mag style light, a bookmark light, a banker-style light? If it's the right kind I think the idea of a tiny desklamp is neat. Maybe re-purpose it into another type of light?

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Re: Ideas ?

Postby mster » Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:29 pm UTC

It's a snake light, that stays nicely stiff when I bend it, which is pretty cool by itself :)

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Re: Ideas ?

Postby RealGrouchy » Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:50 pm UTC

Stocking stuffer.

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Re: Ideas ?

Postby Ross, » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:28 pm UTC

I'd make some sort of remote control car out of Meccano (or "real stuff" if I were feeling manly), attach the fleash light to the car and add a small wireless camera. Then patrol the hallways on the 24th - we'll catch this red bandit!
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Re: Ideas ?

Postby Raiku » Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:25 pm UTC

Ross, wrote:I'd make some sort of remote control car out of Meccano (or "real stuff" if I were feeling manly), attach the fleash light to the car and add a small wireless camera. Then patrol the hallways on the 24th - we'll catch this red bandit!


I'd do that, but then make the light have a moveable bitty at the end, like on an endoscope-then you can watch without moving the car, which subsequently would make a lot of noise...

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Re: Ideas ?

Postby screech » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:09 pm UTC

Can you make it spin around somehow? Everybody loves spinning lights.
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Re: Ideas ?

Postby Ross, » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:32 pm UTC

screech wrote:Can you make it spin around somehow? Everybody loves spinning lights.

I've got it! Get another of those lights, a motor and a chassis, tail fin and you could make a helicopter that doubles as a strobe lighter/
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