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Device for cleaning carpets that picks up dirt using the
electrostatic charge generated dragging it back and forth (like
shuffling your feet).
The Mighty Mini
Available by direct fulfillment. [reensure, Mar 12 2002]
||Probably a framing problem, tried a new link.
||As reensure points out, this has been baked for a while. A lot of elderly people I know have one of these (or something simmilar) stuffed away in a cupboard somewhere.
||Gents, you missed a small point: what's stuffed away in
grandmas closet is a carpet sweeper which uses wheels to
turn brushes. I'm proposing using the static electricty
that builds up on carpets to do the work. My original
thought was to use the static potential to actually run
the motor but I know that harnassing this is very difficult;
so instead I was thinking about using static to attract the
dirt (just run your finger over that CRT you're sitting in
||This is baked as an ionizer. It takes all the dirt in the air and puts it on your walls, using electrostatic energy.