Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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HP 11C Bathroom Scale

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A bathroom scale made to look like an HP 11C Scientific Calculator. (Or some other crufty old calculator, mine just happens to be that one.)

For extra credit, actually make it work like one, with big keys that work once a user hits the "ON" button in the lower left corner. That way, if you want to quickly calculate your body-mass index after you learn your weight, you can burn calories Dance-Dance-Revolution style while you do it!

When the calculator is turned off, the scale just works like a digital scale.

jutta, Oct 19 2006

Like this, but bigger and softer. http://www.hpmuseum.org/11c.jpg
[jutta, Oct 19 2006]

(?) Like this, but geekier. http://www.pylones-...uct.php?product=299
And, of course, functioning as a scale. [jutta, Oct 19 2006]

Like this, only not. http://weigh.org/tanita/tanita7020.html
[Shz, Oct 19 2006]


       I want one! What ever happened to my old HP11C? Dust to dust, silicon to ashes...   

       And it should hook up to my laptop via USB (or even RS-232) for plotting.   

csea, Oct 20 2006

       //Dance-Dance-Revolution style// a side to [jutta] which I had not previously imagined ;)   

       This is a lovely idea. [+]
pertinax, Oct 20 2006

       What ever happened to the keypads that gave a mechanical click when pressed? They would give a nice feeling underfoot, and maybe would appeal in the same way as popping bubble wrap..
Ling, Oct 20 2006

       heh. I happen to be looking at my 11c now. It's a fixture on my desk. Too bad (I guess) my first calculator spoilt me.   

       [jutta] I'm afraid this would encourage me to eat lots just to check my weight --- novelty factor and all that.
reensure, Oct 20 2006

       It would take up way to much space if it were to incorporate the DDR option.
Chefboyrbored, Oct 20 2006

       Should be the 12C - you're looking for how long it takes to fully amortize a cinnamon roll
lurch, Oct 20 2006

       ...then weigh yourself and subtract to find the weight of 1000 digits of PI.
Shz, Oct 21 2006

       should be coin operated as well, to force the toes to become even more articulate. I'm a real foot lover, and avid toe sucker +
xenzag, Oct 21 2006

       Can this be hooked up to a pen plotter to monitor changes from one day to the next?
david_scothern, Oct 21 2006

       well - my girls don't think so, and I get a lot of compliments.
xenzag, Oct 21 2006

       [xenzag] is "my girls" a euphemism for your toes?
jtp, Oct 21 2006

       no. I have a few girlfriends - bane of all my pain and pleasure, but this is about Jutta's idea so I won't continue this thread of diversion.
xenzag, Oct 21 2006

       [21 Quest] - just try it. See what happens. (not saying I know or anything).
Zimmy, Oct 22 2006

       + Oh yes, and I can learn to type with my toes, too.
xandram, Oct 22 2006

       But you still won't be able to calculate how much just your head weighs.   

       DDR in RPN? First 1000 digits of pi [ENTER], now the first 1000 digits of phi [ENTER], plus sign...no...damn! *wheeze!*   

       That's enough for one day.
elhigh, Oct 23 2006

       name suggestion: scaleculator
swimswim, Aug 23 2011


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