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Dance PIN revolution

Boogie out your cash
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My bank has just installed dance mats with pressure pads in front of its ATMs. When you select "Change Your PIN" you have the option of selecting a Dance PIN. Select your tune and dance some steps to the chorus - dance it again the same way to confirm. From then on you just have to perform the same boogie to confirm your identity.

Of course if you can't really dance, then anyone behind you can simply watch and copy your moves so you'll need to practice hard to get something tricky and unique. Almost unbreakable codes can be programmed by people who've really got the groove.

Ok, so my bank hasn't really done this. But it should have.

wagster, Sep 10 2007

pilates version pilates_20pin
[po, Sep 10 2007]

Max Wall's Dancing Pin http://www.youtube....watch?v=PEYCZfBcHwg
accept no imitators ! [xenzag, Sep 10 2007]


       Does it dispence loose change after a tap- dance holding a ukulele?
xenzag, Sep 10 2007

       Interesting - so you won't be able to get any cash when you're drunk, but you'll think you can?
hippo, Sep 10 2007

       Pretty baked. I saw a guy in Camden doing just this over the weekend. (insert laughing emoticon)
skinflaps, Sep 10 2007

       + Does anyone remember the Twist or the Mashed Potatoes?
xandram, Sep 10 2007

       I think "The Squirm" would be more appropriate.
xenzag, Sep 10 2007

       Perhaps someone could implement this for the house front door lock and test it...   

       Oh, that would make a nice pick-up line:   

       - Excuse me, miss, but I can't go home because I'm too drunk to perform the Sesame dance. May I go to your place?
xipetotec, Sep 10 2007

       Hmmm, would the sensitive pad also be evaluating stuff like your weight, footsize, etc? I'm forseeing a time when i couldn't withdraw $ from my account because I put on a few pounds... how embarrassing would THAT be?
mimz, Sep 10 2007

       [biglseep], you obviously haven't seen me dance.
gus_webb, Sep 11 2007

       I'm imagining the humiliation of being frogmarched to an ATM at gunpoint by a mugger, being forced to dance a little jig, *and* to hand over all your money. This is such a terrible idea for so many reasons, I can't help but bun it.
jtp, Sep 11 2007

       I only know how to pogo.(I'll have to remember how many times to jump up and down.)
skinflaps, Sep 11 2007

quantass, Nov 28 2007

       Combine that with the panic pin and you got yourself a deal!
xxobot, Dec 01 2007

       What if you hurt yourself on the way to the bank and can't dance?
phundug, Dec 02 2007

       I got dibbs on the Chicken Dance :)
quantum_flux, Dec 10 2007

       [+] Nice one. Plus the bank should give you some bonus cash if you dance real well. In fact the top ten dancers at each ATM could enter a national competition where Simon Cowell slags them off..
DrWotsit, Dec 10 2007


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