mac_shinobi (9th June 2014)
No, seriously. Onmitools need to exist.
On a more realistic note, wrist-/arm-/hand-mounted utility/tool kits would be a life saver. How you'd pull it off without just being "Tools in a strap of leather" I'm not too sure, but I can't count how many times I've been under desks/building furniture/dismantling a PC/whatever and I've got a collection of tools around me and I'm constantly looking for this, then that, then I can't find this again.. Wrist-mounted things are cool as a rule anyway.
Maybe if it had things like a torch, anti-static bracelet etc built in, instead of typical screwdrivers or such, that would be more unique, rather than it just being a differently shaped toolkit?
Sounds good - what other tools would be useful in that sort of arrangement?
Great ideas - keep going everyone
Torch (Maybe dynamo-powered to save space/batteries/the planet?)
Built in Anti-Static Bracelet
Some kind of pouch or magnetic mat for screws, maybe? (magnetic mat may not be the best way to go if you're moving a lot, though)
Maybe an isolated LED and 2 wires to test if there's electricity between 2 points? (I have no idea if that would even work, but you couldn't fit a voltmeter in there, for example, just thinking of similar things)
The odd one or two empty 'sleeves' for frequently used screwdrivers/hex keys/etc wouldn't go amiss
Hard to think on the spot, but I'll keep pondering. Trying to avoid summarising "It's a Leatherman, right, but
in spaceon your wrist"
Last edited by Garacesh; 9th June 2014 at 01:54 PM.
So what you want is really a two pronged thermocouple thermometer probe with a capacitive moisture sensing ability in a thermally hardened device. You chuck it in (maybe three prongs for stability) at the start then it can check and log the core temp and consistency of the cake. Possibly a Bluetooth connection to a phone for settings and output so it can show how long it has been at a certain temp and the consistency via capacitance. If you did multiple sweeps from and two each of the probes you would get a very accurate reading of the moisture and density.
Problem is such a device while doable would be expensive for the hardened components and energy harvesting. Especially for something that can be tested for by other much cheaper means. Could still be a nice project though.
A tablet which ran all Apps from Android/iOS and still allowed me to install windows software on it.
No computer-type things please
mac_shinobi (10th June 2014)
Please try and keep to topic - pm if you have info for other people - otherwise the thread goes off on a tangent!
My daughter really needs help
To clarify - the gadgets can be computer controlled but not actual apps or whatever
Whatever the heck that is, it has obviously been designed and made already so that really isn't helpful.
C'mon guys, sensible ideas - I'm relying on you lot
It's a remote-controlled pivoting/rotating directional lamp.
I didn't realise it had to be completely from scratch, more or less. My bad.
A shredder that actually works, is fast and doesn't tempt to to put a thick wad of paper in at once because you are so impatient... and it jams.
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