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Media sensitive TB-B-Gone
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Media sensitive TB-B-Gone

by darus67 on Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:02 pm

So, I was reading LadyAda's thesis paper the other day. As I was reading
about the Media-Sensitive Sun Glasses, I started thinking about the TV-B-Gone,
and pondering possibilities of a fusion of the two.

Glasses that, instead of blacking out, simply turn off the TV you're looking at.
Or, instead of glasses, build it into a hat, or a lapel pin, or whatnot.

A TV-B-Gone that can tell when its job is done. Have it remember the last
OFF code it sent for quick recall if the TV gets turned back on.

Other ideas, anyone?
"He's just this guy. You know?"
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by hainrih on Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:11 pm

That´s a great idea. Anyway, I want to know how they work actually. Ladyada may tell it to us...
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by magician13134 on Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:54 pm

hainrih wrote:That´s a great idea. Anyway, I want to know how they work actually. Ladyada may tell it to us...


http://www.ladyada.net/media/pub/thesis.pdf?
That explains them pretty well
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by oPossum on Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:28 am

The TV-B-Gone patent application mentions media sensitive operation (section [0035]). Too bad TVs don't buzz at 15 kHz anymore.

The actual TV-B-Gone is a bit different than the patent app...

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by magician13134 on Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:37 am

Can't you just use the flicker rate of 60Hz like Limor did? Or am I just tryin to argue something I don't understand? (probably)
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by adafruit on Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:41 am

yow! that happy face kinda looks like mitch... :)

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by darus67 on Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:46 am

Mitch has more hair, doesn't he?
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by magician13134 on Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:57 am

I recognize that face... That was from an early TV-B-Gone prototype... right? Let me try an' find it.

Ah! Here it is:
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/04/techn ... ref=slogin
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by oPossum on Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:32 pm

darus67 wrote:Mitch has more hair, doesn't he?


Not much. :) He looks 10 years younger in the second picture.

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