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TalkBox Tooth Brush

electric dental hygene musical instrument
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My electric toothbrush makes a pretty good vocoder already, except that I cant really pronounce words, but only do Tuvan- like harmonics. If the vibrating sound was amplified and shot right out the end of the brush and into my mouth, I could sing "do you feel like I do" every morning, with the Tuvan harmonics too. And then maybe add in an accelerator, so that you could have some tone of voice action going on, rather than just mr. robotic screen reader circa 1990.
JesusHChrist, Dec 13 2010

electronic laranx http://www.youtube....watch?v=-cIndHbzLMY
[JesusHChrist, Dec 13 2010]

You make a toothbrush that does this... http://www.youtube....watch?v=MARws55puHo
You're a multi millionaire. (Throw in being a good businessman as well) [doctorremulac3, Dec 14 2010]

Peter Frampton http://www.youtube....watch?v=ROtFteYkvoU
[Dub, Dec 14 2010]

servox with oral adapter http://www.youtube....KpCk&feature=fvwrel
[JesusHChrist, Oct 18 2012]

Truetone Electrolaranx http://www.youtube....NbU&feature=related
[JesusHChrist, Oct 18 2012]

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       [+] yes OK, except for the fact that my terrible eyesight made me read *Voodoo Tooth Brush*!! (now I"m wondering what that would be!)
xandram, Dec 13 2010
  

       This is probably one of the best ideas I've seen here for a while. You could actually make this, sell it, and get rich.   

       A bun seems inadequate.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 13 2010
  

       If you used an ultrasonic toothbrush, could you sing to the bats?
Dub, Dec 14 2010
  

       I'm not sure I've ever liked an invention on the HB as much as this.   

       They already have toothbrushes with speakers in them that play music until it's time to stop brushing so this would be a mere tweak to presently sold mechanisms. Your startup costs would be the patent and going to one of those companies with your design and an easily made prototype.   

       This would be a huge seller. Please patent this and sell it. I'll buy the first one.
doctorremulac3, Dec 14 2010
  

       Fantastic. And the dentist's vacuum tube could double as a talkbox mouthpiece, for full on Zapp dental funk workout.
calum, Dec 14 2010
  

       [dre3], wow - the first thing I thought of was "Show me the way" from "Peter Frampton comes alive"
Dub, Dec 14 2010
  

       Believe it or not, I'm very experienced with these things having used them professionally for many years back in the day. Stage versions need to be pretty powerful but if it's just being used in the bathroom, you could get away with powering it with a double A.   

       Can you imagine the commercial for this? The kid doesn't want to brush and T-Pain busts in holding a couple of these saying (in talk box voice) "You got to take care o' your grill bay-bay" or whatever the current urban patois is for "brush your teeth." Then show the kids happily talk boxing their favorite songs, the parents looking happily on.   

       Then for parents like me who can't stand modern rap, show the rock version doing "Livin' On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi or something. Not sure kids would be hip to Frampton but this might be a way to introduce them.   

       You've published this so I believe you have a year to patent it. Start with a provisional patent, costs a hundred bucks and seals in your priority filing date. Then get a book called "Patent It Yourself" by Nolo Press in Texas. Even if you use a patent attorney, learn the process. You'll be making what's called a "utility patent" vs a design or plant patent.   

       Really, dude, do this thing. Need some help with the prototype I'll help you out. I'm super cereal about this.
doctorremulac3, Dec 14 2010
  

       A couple years back I saw an ad for a kids toothbrush that plays music through vibrations. I wouldn't be surprised if this idea is already patented.
Spacecoyote, Dec 14 2010
  

       Yea, it's already close. My kid has one of those and it already is a talk box kind of.   

       I'd check the patent office.
doctorremulac3, Dec 14 2010
  

       Bumped because I had this exact idea right down to the Frampton, earlier today. It was shortly after the beef jerky candy bar, another non-starter.
tatterdemalion, Jun 23 2012
  

       combine the truetone with the servox (links)
JesusHChrist, Oct 18 2012
  
      
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