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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Presume this is an android only thing or can you get an app from the app store on iOS Devices ?
    Ask Siri

    Found this https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/engi...591557194?mt=8

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    Omnitools!
    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?

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    Sounds good - what other tools would be useful in that sort of arrangement?

    Great ideas - keep going everyone

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    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 space on your wrist"
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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    My customers don't get 3/4 cooked . The thermometer only tells you temperature, not how long at that temperature. If you do the cocktail stick test it should be moist but not stuck to the stick.

    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.

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    Seriously:

    A tablet which ran all Apps from Android/iOS and still allowed me to install windows software on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mthomas08 View Post
    Seriously:

    A tablet which ran all Apps from Android/iOS and still allowed me to install windows software on it.
    An iPad that can multi boot OSes like the apple macs so linux / windows / ios etc

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    No computer-type things please

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    No computer-type things please
    My small solar powered robot grass munching stylised sheep and rabbit "cartoon scale" garden centre impulse buys are out then. Damn.

    (does "Damn" have to be censored? Oh, damn my eyes, it probably does).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Presume this is an android only thing or can you get an app from the app store on iOS Devices ?
    Automatic is another really good OBD II app/dongle for iOS. It's not yet available in the UK though.

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    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

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    What gadget do you wish existed - serious answers only please!-fzzpdwyhei41feg.medium.jpg
    One of these?

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    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

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    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.

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    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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