Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Flashing Beeping Croissant

Find other 'bakers.
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This simple croissant-shaped device transmits and listens for radio signals on a given frequency. If it senses another such device, it begins flashing and beeping with a frequency proportional to it's distance. This will solve the problem of finding an ongoing 'bakery convention, as well as identify when you happen to be close to another 'baker by accident.

This product will be marketed to all kinds of small groups - all that has to change is the translucent plastic shell and the radio signal.

This could also be built into a cell phone, but that's not as much fun.

Oh, and there should probably be a mute switch, or the conventions will get annoying.

Worldgineer, Aug 22 2005

ahem! croissant-patterned_20knickers
[po, Aug 22 2005]

Tiny Seattle [half]con Inspiration [Worldgineer, Aug 22 2005]

1/2 B search on 'Lovegety' http://www.halfbake...expression=lovegety
...nets a whole slew of closely related if not redundant ideas. [krelnik, Aug 22 2005]

Lovegety http://www.geocitie.../5921/lovegety.html
[Worldgineer, Aug 22 2005]


       [po] Though I do like the idea, here's what would have happened in this instance: [half] and my knickers would have exploded in custard, and we would have found each other. [oxen]'s knickers would have exploded in custard when he arrived, but wouldn't know exactly who/where we were. [half] and I would not have noticed this newcomer, our pants already being full of custard.   

       Plus I would have had a very cold, slippery scooter ride home, assuming I survived the onslaught of hungry seagulls.
Worldgineer, Aug 22 2005

       //Plus I would have had a very cold, slippery scooter ride home.// excellent image though. :)
po, Aug 22 2005

       I dunno. The knickers work just fine for me...
DrCurry, Aug 22 2005

oxen crossing, Aug 22 2005

       It should include an upper band detection mode so we can sweep meeting locations for bugs and other surveillance equipment.
Shz, Aug 22 2005

       //I dunno. The knickers work just fine for me...// snarfy said as much.
po, Aug 22 2005

       po: didn't realise he was in the room!
DrCurry, Aug 22 2005

       There was a meme that percolated through the bakery for a while, inspired by a Japanese device called the "Lovegety", that was similar to this. See links.
krelnik, Aug 22 2005


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