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Pacifier Light

Work that suck!
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Babies suck on pacifiers a lot. Little kids do also. It looks like they are really working hard - but there is no way to know _how_ hard.

Pacifiers with weighted backs are nothing new - these stand on the back when set down with the nipple in the air as opposed to lying on your precious Hellboy comics. I propose that a tiny lightbulb be set in this weighted back, completely encased in clear plastic. Two wires and a spring extend into the nipple. When sucked, these wires move together and apart, generating power. The glow of the bulb would correspond to suck power.

bungston, Oct 14 2003

Ken Dodd - British comedian http://www.comedyon...images/ken-dodd.jpg
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Blinky Binky http://www.wear-fla...ry.com/pacifier.php
[FarmerJohn, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

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       possibly resulting in a set of teeth like Ken Dodd.
po, Oct 14 2003
  

       Well ... I'm not sure I want to put wires and a spring in a baby's mouth. But it would be cute to see the nuk flashing as it bobs up and down. Might freak the baby out or make him cross-eyed.
k_sra, Oct 14 2003
  

       Diapers. Yet another untapped energy source.
RayfordSteele, Oct 14 2003
  

       Who benefits? You realize that babies are rarely actively sucking on a pacifier, yes? And when they are, do you really want them to light up like Rudolph? I'd be afraid that either the kid would grow up cross-eyed, addicted to its pacifier or both.
phoenix, Oct 14 2003
  

       Please list reason. Certainly not "widely" known to exist.
Worldgineer, Oct 14 2003
  

       FJ's linky product is worked by batteries. bung's idea is for baby to light up the dummy (pacifier) by suck power.   

       I don't agree with the mfd.
po, Oct 14 2003
  

       I don't understand why you're picking on Ken Dodd. Don't all Brits have teeth like that?   

       (Ducks, runs, hits door, opens door, runs some more)
phoenix, Oct 14 2003
  

       Revenge of the Robot Babies.
Eugene, Oct 14 2003
  

       Can't stand dummies/pacifiers . Might as well put a piece of duct tape over the kids mouth. -
squeak, Oct 15 2003
  

       I'm suspecting the intentional absence of the word "piezoelectric".
Worldgineer, Oct 15 2003
  
      
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