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When you are pulling Cello-tape off the roll it becomes charged
Normally this is not a problem with heavier materials, but with
items it can be a nuisance.
For example, when trying to Cello-tape strips of paper, or other
fragments you may have carefully
positioned, the static retained
in the tape
causes them to fly up and attach themselves prematurely to the
of the tape poised above.
Cello-tape Dispenser With a Beak solves this problem.
The beak is attached to a bird's head (of your choice) and consists
of a simple
stylus that rests gently on the edge of the tape, when the bird's
lowered into position. This stylus removes the static build up as
strips of tape
are pulled out ready for use.
Broad tape dispensers feature a row of birds to spread the weight
of the beaks
resting on the tape and ensure that it is not damaged as it is
Sticky tape in a vacuum
[coprocephalous, Oct 27 2008]
Scotch tapes produces X-rays
UCLA researchers use Scotch tape to produce X-rays [theGem, Oct 27 2008]
||Good plan. This could be done with a teflon lower section (or suitable non-stick surface) with some conductive material and a metal top. If it was a point beak it could also be used to cut the tape.
||Would this also work for violas?
//Normally this is not a problem // It may be if you're in a vacuum.
||Given the rather amazing ability for cellotape to produce X-rays of a human finger, it seems more appropriate for the bird's beak to be replaced by a pointing bony digit. Just in time for Halloween :-)