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Whiteboard Scanner Backup & Defrag Bot

'Cause it's a disaster if someone leans on your critical data
 
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This little suction-footed wall-walking robot nightly walks the surface of your whiteboards. Scanning as it goes, the complete image of everything on the whiteboard is saved on the main office server. After scanning, the robot cleans the surface to a lustrous white; if necessary, minor surface repairs can be made with an onboard supply of enamel paint. Finally, at the end of the trip, all of the data the OCR software was able to glean from the board is carefully printed with a fineline marker nib in the lower right corner of the board.

Then, lowering itself on a fine cable from the marker tray, the 'bot abandons the conference room and hikes out in search of another whiteboard.

lurch, Mar 04 2003

Maybe it's this guy http://www.halfbake...Bar_20Code_20Tender
getting a night job [lurch, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Capture writing on regular whiteboards http://www.halfbake.../idea/www.mimio.com
[theircompetitor, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Heh.   

       I use Pixid Whiteboard photo software and a digital camera to record all of the whiteboard stuff from my meetings. It's great. Of course, not as great as having a whiteboard crawler but, still pretty good.
bristolz, Mar 04 2003
  

       Hehehe – I have a scanning whiteboard, but not like *that* (+) That’s some pretty impressive OCR BTW.
Shz, Mar 04 2003
  

       [bris] - sounds like you're set up. Without even baking this, you could *claim* to have one.
lurch, Mar 04 2003
  

       My old school had a touch-sensitive whiteboard so it knew where you wrote. Of course no OCR though.
serpent671, Jan 10 2004
  

       See Mimio
theircompetitor, Jan 10 2004
  
      
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