Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Smart pegs

Talking about ubiquitous computing I stumbled across a BBC article on Oliver MacCarthy's final year design project at Brunel University, the "intelligent" clothes peg...

Copyright © Oliver MacCarthy
The intelligent clothes pegs will predict the weather and lock themselves shut when they forecast rain, stopping you hanging your washing on the line just before the sky opens up...

It's one of those things that will just never take off, for blatantly obvious reasons like the cost-benefit analysis, but it's something that definitely appeals to the geek in me...

4 comments:

  1. sharon3:14 am

    Hey Al,

    I see that now you are married, you have developed an interest in clothes pegs eh?

    Best Wishes!
    Sharon

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  2. It's a slippery slope...

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  3. Anonymous2:47 pm

    What happens when the clothes are already on the line - can you not get them off as they have sensed rain on the way?!

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  4. why the hell to lock on when you need to get your clothes off? Why not to make a lot of noise to get an attention to take clothes of the line on a first place

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