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Ever drop a contact lens? An earbud. or in-canal hearing
tiny thing that would take a long time to find or cost a
Give them a coating that will glow under UV. Contact
only be suitable to coat around the edges, but other
could get an all-over treatment. This should
be an OEM feature rather than a do-it-yourself
Then, you just have to make sure to not lose the UV
need to carry around with you all the time ...
[hippo, Aug 31 2021]
They need earbuds and contact lenses made to order [a1, Aug 31 2021]
//Alternative solution: only have big things//
Trigger Happy TV accepts the challenge! [DrBob, Sep 01 2021]
[pocmloc, Sep 01 2021]
||I wonder if you could use a form of
sound-activated luminescence (see link) to help
find things? Im imagining you turn the lights out
and shout Where are my earbuds? and look for
||Alternative solution: only have big things
||// imagining you turn the lights out and shout Where are
my earbuds? and look for them glowing //
||You'd had to shout quite loudly at the right pitch and the
thing you were looking for would need some fluid filled
chamber where cavitation could occur. Probably not as
practical as a simple surface coating.
||But thanks for the link on sonoluminescence. I've always
found it fascinating that nobody REALLY knows what causes
it. I remember the stir Taleyarkhan caused by claiming it was
a path to nuclear fusion.
||// only have big things //
||Fine if you're a bush baby (link). But most *people* have
smaller ears and eyes.
||Just tried this and I found my lost scorpions! I had more than I
||Just think of the glowing contact lens eyes...
||Yeah, contact lenses would be tricky. Some people
might not WANT them to glow all the time, go
figure. Its for them I suggested just putting the
fluorescent coating around the edges. And
something thatll only glow when hit by a specific
||ditto RayfordSteele. Loving the idea of luminescent contact lenses. Creep-tastic!
||If, for some bizarre reason, you didn't want luminescent
contact lenses then this idea can still work: just make all
your possessions luminescent *except* the tiny things you
might lose. Then, when you turn off the lights and turn on
the UV light, your contact lenses, earbuds, etc. will be
easily identified as the tiny spots of dark in the room
||As I lose everything, I'm in favour of anything that
resolves this issue. Duplication is my current best
solution. Another idea is to have extremely high
resolution 3D scans made of all internal rooms.
When anything is moved, added or taken away, a
comparison mesh image will instantly highlight the
changes. As this could actually work, and have
other applications, I'm not posting it as an idea, as
it's not halfbaked enough for me.
||I posted that 11 years ago [xen] and also found a demonstration implementation had been built 9 years ago.
||That runaway screw, before being set free.
||Maybe, part of a fluid that helps clean torque application. Just dip the micro screwdriver tip.