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Place multiple web/TV accessible cameras inside your nice new fridge.
So, every now and then I get up, wander over to the
fridge, open it and have a look. I'm not really looking
for anything in particular, perhaps I'm hoping that
someone has used the genuine Holy Grail and some cling
film to store some left over chilli, I'm not sure. I've also
this is not an uncommon phenomenon.
This is a tremendous effort put in by the millions of
aimless fridge perusers on a daily basis. This can all be
solved by the addition of cameras to the fridge.
Cameras are now cheap, there's a reasonable one on my
$30 cell phone, and there's a cell phone included with
that. So why not have a wide angle lens-equipped
camera in the back of the door, and maybe one for the
salad tray and another facing the door from the back*.
This would all be linked up to the TV in your lounge, so
during an inconvenient ad-break you could have a look
in your fridge... helpfully the fridge light would detect
you tuning in and turn on. Then you may remain seated,
perhaps taking a little time to tune in to MicrowaveCam
or OvenCam to see how your culinary masterpiece is
coming along. Usefully, this would be internet enabled,
so you could check on the amount of milk/eggs you
have in while at work.
*added access monitoring feature to discover who is
really stealing your precious ham and putting the orange
juice back with a precariously seated cap.
[swimswim, Nov 27 2011]
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||Ardd beat you to it (link).
||Ha! dammit, even the same name, great minds and
the like, will delete.
||On the other hand, I think the idea of a line of Holy Grail Tupperware is brilliant.
||//Usefully, this would be internet enabled, so you could check on the amount of milk/eggs you have in while at work.//
||Or better yet, as you're shopping, with the picture viewable on your cell phone.
||Of course, a hilarious prank would be to pipe in a fake photo showing the refrigerator full of milk and eggs, but when the mark gets home he realizes there is no such thing in there :)
||A more hilarious prank would be to show a video of
the owner's pet trapped inside. Or, if that seems
excessive, the spontaneous generation of some be-
tentacled monster from a mouldy lump of Gruyere.