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Flies about the home, landing atop flat surfaces within a
predetermined size range. Operates automatically and autonomously,
like a tiny flying Roomba, about the size of one of those indoor
helictopter toys. Measures dust levels on each surface, possibly by
syncing with a Dustometer, and draws
images in the dust. If the
dust has reached a certain thickness, it spells out mildly insulting
followed around by...
elf promotion [FlyingToaster, Dec 07 2009]
||I think it would be VERY tough to make, but I'm just intrigued by a machine that you buy just to insult you. (+)
||What I like most about it is that doesn't clean up your home for
you, thus encouraging a life of sloth and laziness. It motivates a
homeowner to keep the place tidied up, especially if the
homeowner is one who entertains regularly, or brings a lot of
dates home. How embarassing would it be to walk into your
home with guests in tow, thinking your Roomba's gonna have
the floors so shiny they won't notice an even coating of dust on
the shelves, only for your guests to make disdainful comments
and turn up their noses at the immature graffiti in the dust?
||It could draw little pentagrams and skulls and write "REDRUM" and cackle manaically ... [+]
||Make it run silently, and I'll buy a dozen and release them in the homes of people I don't like.
||Why land? Just feather the skids, possibly the blades,
and have it buzz the surfaces.