Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Groinally-affixed remote controlled arm and mirror(s)

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Whilst trying to take out money form a cashpoint (for our transatlantic cousins it's an ATM) I was struck by just how low they seem to getting these days.

Personally having the screen and keypad at 3 foot off the ground doesn't really make any sense, I'm not exactly a giant, but it's just far too low.

Until cashpoint makers can be arsed to make a monitor/keypad that can be slid up or down, the best I can think of is having the remote arm (pantographically controlled) and the mirror(s).

One approaches the cashpoint, deploys the remote arm and mirrors (to make an upsisde-down periscope) and do the business.

One additional add-on (with something like the The Enigma device) is a non-repeating code whereby people can see you wiggling your fingers, but that gets scrambled by the device and so the robotic fingers hit different keys .

Comes with a laminated A4 sign that says "My robotic arm affixed at groin level is trapped in the cashpoint mechanism, please call the bank or the Fire Service"..it could saves a lot of explanation

not_morrison_rm, May 12 2015


       Interesting idea. It's a bit of a single-use device though - if only there were other uses for a groinally-affixed arm...
hippo, May 12 2015

       Petting very small dogs is the first thing I thought of. Really. You believe me, don't you?
RayfordSteele, May 12 2015

       Would it be possible that the screen is 3 feet off the ground to be accessed from your vehicle? Just sayin' ...or for midgets.
xandram, May 12 2015

       P sure the low cashpoints are for lads (and ladylads) in wheelchairs. That said, [+] for a pantographic willyhand.
calum, May 12 2015

       //You believe me, don't you?   

       Of course I believe you. The third function would be useful holding the soap in the shower, or 4thly, mechanising secret handshakes for conspirators with poor memories.
not_morrison_rm, May 12 2015

       //Groinally-affixed remote controlled arm and mirror(s)// Do some people lack these?
MaxwellBuchanan, May 12 2015

       Why not dozens of these, affixed to every body part?
pocmloc, May 12 2015

       Tetsuo III: Willyhammer
calum, May 13 2015

       [pocmloc], too spidery appearing, that's why. Or freaking scorpion. No, too many of those would be atrocious. Me thinks.
blissmiss, May 13 2015

       I see some kind of Olympic Sport coming out of this. Perhaps Ping Pong. To be played at Lillehammer of course.
RayfordSteele, May 13 2015

       //Why not dozens of these, affixed to every body part?   

       Because that would be silly.   

       Anyway, howcome Spiderman han only two legs...shouldn't he be Bipedman, which he is already...
not_morrison_rm, May 13 2015


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