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Lego Brick Power Adapter

No more wasted sockets
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Looking under my desk I see a bunch of power bars giving me some 15 available sockets for my electronics. But because some of my AC adapters are with odd shapes about 7 of those sockets are wasted and adds to the overall clutter. A lego brick like design for the AC adapters would solve the problem in an ellegant and scalable manner. The adapters would just snap together creating one super adapter.
ixnaum, Oct 25 2005

Lego modular sockets http://www.arrowpur.../lego_bricks_01.jpg
Links back to the whole 'build your lego socket tower/spaceship/etc' thing. Slightly crap due to me being in work using Paint. [rubyminky, Oct 26 2005]

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       Funny part is, thats how actual lego parts are designed. I have one of the many lego trainsets. There are positive and negative wires that come of a speed regulator. The connections at the end of those wires are lego bricks which you can stack.
Antegrity, Oct 25 2005
  

       yes that was my inspiration ... except the metal parts could not be exposed like in lego because this one would have 120 - 220 V depending on which part of world you are in.
ixnaum, Oct 25 2005
  

       I am about to lose my mind, because every single mobile phone and Palm and Blackberry we have uses a different power adaptor, with incompatible sockets. Rather than snap-together adaptors, I'm waiting for that cordless recharging technology we were promised two or three years ago now. But croissant for the thought.
DrCurry, Oct 25 2005
  

       Well, yes, but someone already did that one.
DrCurry, Oct 26 2005
  

       Okay, what's to prevent my lego-crazed nephew from playing with the light socket then?   

       Low voltage = low efficiency over long distance.
RayfordSteele, Oct 26 2005
  

       My electric toothbrush had a wireless recharging stand. The only problem is that it broke after a few months, suspiciously close to the expiration of the warrenty.
discontinuuity, Oct 26 2005
  

       Actual Lego power sockets - the actual power sockets clip together Lego-fashion so you could have blank ones to fill the gaps between actual sockets, plus you could make lego power socket space ships or something for your desk. (see pic)
rubyminky, Oct 26 2005
  
      
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