Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Automatic Fork

inspired by my grandmother, with lots of love
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It so happens that my family is pasta loving. Recently, at a family dinner (spaghetti) my grandma expressed to me the pain in her arthritic fingers saying it was hard for her to spin her fork to roll up the pasta. The simple idea I thought of would be to design a button actuated, battery operated spinning fork to automatically roll the spaghetti for you.

Be the first to have one at your local Italian joint.

FeelinPhine, Nov 10 2003

Fork http://www.gilberts...rge_Images/Fork.htm
1/2 baked elsewhere. Seems like I've seen this baked somewhere, but I can't find it. [Worldgineer, Oct 04 2004]

Electric Fork http://www.halfbake...dea/Electric_20Fork
Not at all the same [half, Oct 04 2004]

Over 50 years baked http://www.skygaze....ts/inventions.shtml
Look at the second one. [Overpanic, Oct 04 2004]

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       Don't know if it's widely baked, but I have seen film footage of such a device at some time or other.   

       I'm thinking that this would be able to be done very inexpensively now. Those cheap, battery operated lollipop rotators seem to be a likely candidate for adaptation.
half, Nov 10 2003
  

       ...or a battery-powered toothbrush could be McGuyvered.
lintkeeper2, Nov 10 2003
  

       I reckon I saw one of these on "Tomorrows World" once.
Micky Dread, Nov 11 2003
  

       I found a couple of links which say that a patent was filed for just such a device back in 1950. Whether true or not, it certainly makes this idea less than original. Baked.
Overpanic, Nov 11 2003
  

       Sounds like a device to me.
DesertFox, Jun 24 2004
  

       so baked
shinobi, Jun 25 2004
  
      
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