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Set your phone to vibrate (your house)

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Basically a 120 volt (220 everywhere else) bluetooth external ringer. If you know what a pile driver is you know what I’m envisioning. The device plugs into an outlet, and clamps onto a structural member of the house. In the basement it could be a joist, or upstairs a doorframe. The device uses a powerful linear actuator that reciprocates the weight the machine itself at a user selectable frequency and amplitude. The machine would weigh about 10 lbs.

I like to set my phone down at home, but like the idea of a silent ring. This would enable a vibration to be transferred through the house. And assign vibration intensity to certain contacts in your phone. You could have the device take the pictures off the wall when your boss calls, make it thump to the rythm of your heart when your significant other is calling or have it produce little 'ticks' when a restricted calls.

evilpenguin, Aug 14 2007

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       And during a earthquake or tremor?
skinflaps, Aug 14 2007
  

       How many calls until your house is structurally damaged? And, I'm not sure this is going to be a "silent ring".
Noexit, Aug 14 2007
  

       //Isn't there something like this already in place for deaf people// If there is, link it. I want one
evilpenguin521, Aug 14 2007
  

       How many evilpenguins are there?!
theleopard, Aug 14 2007
  

       I dropped the '521'   

       Thanks to [jutta] for that ;P
evilpenguin521, Aug 14 2007
  

       //Isn't there something like this already in place for deaf people?//   

       Yes, there is. I was once awakened by one in a house I was visiting. I somehow recognized the rhythm of the pulses as matching that of a phone ringer, but it scared the beejezus out of me for a few long seconds.
baconbrain, Aug 14 2007
  

       // I dropped the '521' //   

       I hate to have to say this, but it looks like it caught up to you again!
k_sra, Aug 14 2007
  

       I don't know who I am anymore....
evilpenguin, Aug 14 2007
  

       Here: I found this '521'. Is it yours?
pertinax, Aug 15 2007
  

       So is [evilpenguin] someone who takes an hour to load the bong and a sixty seconds to find the lighter?
Galbinus_Caeli, Aug 15 2007
  

       Takes me 5 minutes to roll a dutch, but what are you really saying [Galbinus_Caeli]?
evilpenguin, Aug 15 2007
  

       521 sounds like an hour and a minute after 420, I am just trying to figure out what is so special about that number.
Galbinus_Caeli, Aug 15 2007
  

       Actually it's my birthday   

       5 / 21   

       I jumped head first into the bakery when I found it, thinking there might just be another 'evilpenguin'..... and now that I know I stand alone with my evil flightless birdness, I realized there was no need for '521'
evilpenguin, Aug 15 2007
  
      
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