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Child Strobes

Find your kid in a crowded store.
 
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I have a three year old and her new game (great for me) is to play hide and seek in the store. She likes to run and hide behind clothing racks etc. The other day when she was doing a little too well at hiding, I thought about those leash things they have where your kid can’t wonder off but I always think that is too much like taking a dog for a walk. I thought it would be cool to give them a bracelet with a strobe and alarm on it. You’d have the remote. If you wonder where your kid is you hit the little flash button and the strobe flashes (you pick the color). You see the ceiling flash off the ceiling or from the clothes rack and there they are. If you are really panicky click the alarm button and the alarm sounds. I think if it were loud enough, your tot may even stop in there tracks wondering what was going. Last but not least there could be a proximity detector which would cause the alarm to sound louder and louder if the bracelet was too far from the remote. That way if someone grabs your kid the alarm sounds before they are 15 feet away from you. Of course it would be really loud if you took it off with out the remote.
crabbie, Mar 05 2003

Strobe Seizures https://www.efa.org...ctsheets/photo.html
I think strobes can be made safe if kept outside of a certain frequency. [Worldgineer, Oct 05 2004]

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       search for Jamie Bulger. I cannot bring myself to do it. Children are so precious - anything that keeps them safe gets my vote but this seems just a tad hit and miss.
po, Mar 05 2003
  

       Strobes are quite dangerous to the general public. Change it to a blue light special, and I'll change my vote.
DrCurry, Mar 05 2003
  

       Coloured smoke ?
8th of 7, Mar 05 2003
  

       Seems like my ideas lack that certain something to get croissants..... Has anyone started the 1/4Bakery?
crabbie, Mar 05 2003
  

       How are strobes dangerous? They sell those stick on strobes for night-time bicycling, etc. They flash at maybe 1 fps.
bristolz, Mar 05 2003
  

       my mom used to make me wear one of those leashes in airports. when i figured out how to unhook it (velcro) she attatched it to the back of my overalls.   

       i turned out alright (and its been a whole month since ive been on the tether, too!)
masterjoda, Mar 05 2003
  
      
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