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Liquid Sand Cat Litterbox Post As Homage To 8th of 7

No cats were harmed in this HB posting.
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First a bit of boilerplate, I'm not suggesting making a liquid sand box that hurts cats.... hold on... just got an idea.

Okay, a litterbox where AFTER the cat does their business, sensors see that it's left and air nozzles underneith open up, liquifying the sand so the cat's waste sinks to the bottom.

There, a tribute to 8th of 7 and the basic idea with some actual functionality besides sinking a cat. (Although he would have wanted the cat sinking part.)

(Mic drop)

(Picks up mic)

New feature: Sensors detect the weight of the cat poo and only activate air in that one location.

Then it moves it to a removable disposable bag on the side of the box.

doctorremulac3, Feb 21 2022

Liquid sand. https://www.youtube...watch?v=My4RA5I0FKs
[doctorremulac3, Feb 23 2022]


       Hopefully not "right after..."
RayfordSteele, Feb 21 2022

       LOL. Good point, let's put a timer on it.
doctorremulac3, Feb 21 2022

       //Hopefully not "right after..."//   

       Let's see if I can channel what he would say.   

       "We think this is a fine idea, and of course not right after.
During, and three feet deep with a two second shut off timer. No cat... no poop."

       //Mic drop//   

       Here, you dropped this. You don't want to get sand in it.
pertinax, Feb 22 2022

       As a cat guy, I quite like this.
21 Quest, Feb 22 2022

       Hey, just occurred to me, you could have a funnel like thing where all the waste gathers in one spot in the middle. Easier to clean.   

       So the cat does its thing, the sand goes liquid and the waste hits this funnel shaped bottom of the unit, maybe falls into a cup you can remove.
doctorremulac3, Feb 22 2022

       //a tribute to 8th of 7//   

       To any abomination, he would bring the bomb.
pertinax, Feb 22 2022

       Can't wait to see how you make liquid sand. Wouldn't the box get really hot, like lava? I hope the cat is a safe distance away, and the house too.
whatrock, Feb 23 2022

       Oh shoot, assumed everybody saw the post. I'll put it up. (link)
doctorremulac3, Feb 23 2022

       I think you're being ribbed for not using the word fluidized.   


       Good times. But we're going "no-nerd" here. Liquid sand sounds better.
doctorremulac3, Feb 23 2022

       Nice idea. Love to you all, near and far. May tomorrow be a better day.
blissmiss, Feb 25 2022

       Thanks you blissy. This has been a very horrible day.   

       Let's be thankful that we all live relatively free and safe and hope for the best for our brothers and sisters in the Ukraine.
doctorremulac3, Feb 25 2022

       How about speakers in the sides of the tray to vibrate the sand at the right frequency should work nicely too and might be less likely to cause cat litter to fly all over the floor?
Skewed, Feb 25 2022

       I don’t think it’s the vibration or movement so much as the air actually mixing with the sand and pushing the grains apart. Plus the kitty might hear this thing after it did its business and never come back.   

       Although just vibrating the thing like you would a gold mining pan might make the stuff sink into the sand.   

       Of course a talking cat might point out "Hay humons, we bury ums anywayz, let uz handlez it." (I didn't way it could spell.)
doctorremulac3, Feb 25 2022

       You might want a loop with filtration for the air. Forcing large volumes of air at relatively high pressure through cat excretia is a good way to make your house smell like shit.
bs0u0155, Feb 25 2022

       (does the math, let's see, maybe... 20cfm blowing across maybe... 2 pounds of shit... for maybe... 30 seconds... uh huh...) Okay, my calcs might be a little off but I think this is the answer:   

       house+this invention = house+smell of shit.   

       Let me know if my calcs are off but I think they're not.   

       Could have a vent to the outside but this is quickly becoming the worlds most expensive litter box.
doctorremulac3, Feb 25 2022

       New feature: Sensors detect the weight of the cat poo and only activate air in that one location.   

       Then it moves it to a removable disposable bag on the side of the box.
doctorremulac3, Feb 28 2022

       Counterpoint: what if cat poo is less dense than the sand/kitty-litter?
neutrinos_shadow, Feb 28 2022

       It might be less dense than the sand, but not the sand air mixture. Plus sand’s going to stick to it and make it heavier. “Liquid sand” is just an incredible dense sandstorm with very low velocity wind basically just bubbling up just enough to lift the particles and separate them.   

       I think. Good counterpoint though.
doctorremulac3, Mar 01 2022

       If it will float on water it will float on fluidized sand.   

       It just got more expensive, we need a whirlpool.   

       But can cat turds float on water? I’ve done shockingly little research on that question.   

       And then would the whirlpool even help? Again, I’d need a big research grant.
doctorremulac3, Mar 01 2022

       Does it matter? Either way, it's blowing the stench and ablated surface particles from the litterbox around the room.
Loris, Mar 01 2022

       Yea, definitely need air returns around the thing to vent to the outside.   

       It would be the world's most expensive cat box.
doctorremulac3, Mar 01 2022

       Might suck the cat into the ducts too which 8th would have approved of.
doctorremulac3, Mar 02 2022

       Whoa! Where'd that website come from? It's friggin' awesome!
doctorremulac3, Mar 02 2022

       //Venting odors should not add much to the cost.//   

       Every place I ever rented, the landlord thought venting the stove hood outside was an extravagant outlay. As such, cooking odors are exhausted 3" above the intake inevitably setting off the cheapest they can get away with smoke alarm system.
bs0u0155, Mar 02 2022

       //But can cat turds float on water?//   

       Most cat litters do a reasonable job of desiccating the offending cat offerings. These are very much lower density than water because it's just dried out... actually, I don't really know what's going to be in cat shit, since they're predators living on a processed diet of essentially just meat,it's all absorbable, unless they eat a cockroach, the skeleton isn't absorbable so they will vomit that up for you to clean up. Sand wouldn't do a very good desiccating job, the air movement from fluidizing it might.   

       //Litter Box Vent fan//   

       Because joined up thinking is rarer than rocking horse shit, this is likely against fire codes, you can't have unrestricted access to fresh air - fires love that. The way to go here would be an activated charcoal and HEPA filter. Some activated charcoal in the litter wouldn't do any harm either.
bs0u0155, Mar 02 2022

       //Because joined up thinking is rarer than rocking horse shit, this is likely against fire codes//   


       <thought about it for a bit>   


       Definitely [marked-for-tagline].   


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