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"Most people test whether an iron is hot by touching it
with one of their fingers" I just heard that on radio 4, so
it must be true.
It is true that the index finger is used to test many
qualities from hot to cold surfaces; on liquids; the
sharpness of a blade, or the spines on a cactus.
our finger along a surface to measure its texture, and for
some reason, many people find it hard to resist touching
their finger on a fast rotating wheel. There are even
those who will flick their finger against a bare wire to
determine if it's live.
None of this is a good practice, which is why I have
devised the Ouch! Finger to replace the use of the
human digit as a tester.
Ouch! Finger looks exactly like a human finger, complete
nail. Being flexible enables it to reach into awkward
corners and an extendable nail adds to its reach. Ouch!
Finger is covered with sensors that transmit their
contact results back to a hand held control box where
the outcomes can easily be read on a simple screen.
In the event of a potentially dangerous encounter, a
noise is emitted by the device, which gets louder in
proportion to the harm factor. ie boiling water, a stinging
ant, mains electric or acid will result in a very loud
Ouch! being emitted. The actual warning sounds can of
course be customised with strings of appropriate swear
words. (see quick illustration for initital prototype
Mobile Phone Attachment Plug in version under
de luxe version features convincing motorised twitching
Ouch Finger Illustration
[xenzag, Apr 04 2021]
[pertinax, Apr 04 2021]
[xenzag, Apr 06 2021]
||As always, autobun for anything with an illustration.
||Nice, A perfect tester for the B-scfi genre. Maybe even a star.
||I knew it was only a matter of time before [xenzag] gave us all
the finger. [+] - especially if it can be used to check the
alignment of bolt holes.
||How do you convert tactile feeling to words on a screen, though?
||Just change the envelope and sell it as sexual toy
||You're the first person to noticed the twitching