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Pneumatic Tube Hamster Transport System

100 feet of tubing, a vacuum pump, and one flat hamster.
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Give your hamster the freedom and flexibility to crawl anywhere around the house he/she wishes, and give the ability to Recall Hamster to a central location.
"Where's the hamster?" *button*
*Vrooooomm...splut* "There he is!"

[Originally posted Jul 27 2002]

BinaryCookies, Jul 28 2002

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"*Vrooooomm...splut* "There he is!" [Letsbuildafort, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       Whatever's more effecient then taping them to my leg. Don't let your gerbil near your croissant.
watermelancholy, Jul 28 2002
  

       <random thoughts> I really like this idea for some reason. It sounds like fun. Not that gerbils/hampsters have a hard time getting around once out of their cage... I envision a home full of elaborate hampster tubes... </r>
polartomato, Jul 28 2002
  

       Hammy has absolutely no freedom at all in this contraption. he/she is just wandering around in boring old tubes just to be sucked back to the start at any given moment. cruel.
po, Jul 28 2002
  

       You're absolutely right. One should add a larger play area that the hamster is extracted from by centrifugal force when necessary.   

       (spin... spiiiinnnnnn.... ptew vroom splut.)
jutta, Jul 28 2002
  

       Travis, my kid's hamster, already has run of the house in his little rose-colo(u)red rodent ball.   

       I do love the idea of a "Recall Hamster" button, however.   

       bum-ba dee-da bum-da dee-da
Habitrails... to you... until we meet again...
waugsqueke, Jul 29 2002
  

       Your pet spider could have a spring-loaded thread so you'd never lose him. Except cruel people might feed the thread through your waste disposal unit.
pottedstu, Jul 29 2002
  

       [blissmiss], the mention of a flat hamster was a joke relating to what would happen if the vacuum pump was set too high...
BinaryCookies, Jul 29 2002
  

       //the ability to Recall Hamster to a central location.//   

       I'm just envisioning the tube at the bank, and how fast the carrier gets from one side to the other. You'd better include some Nerf Hamster Armor with it.
Mr Burns, Jul 29 2002
  

       Pastry for nifty sound effects.
bluerowan, Jul 30 2002
  

       Could be useful for gerbil felching also, if made portable.
waugsqueke, Jul 30 2002
  

       that's gross, waugsqueke. Unless you meant to type 'fetching'.
sappho, Jul 30 2002
  

       I envision a small child with his pet hampster endlessly trying to get away from him, yet being eternally returned to the child's hands and predations. Poor thing.
Aurora, Jul 30 2002
  

       Hamster city: powered mini-elevator, escalator, and subway.
RayfordSteele, Jul 30 2002
  

       My stepson once spotted his hamster was fond of climbing into a long cardboard tube. He took advantage of this by blowing him out of the end in the style of a blowpipe. His hamster suddenly lost all interest in climbing into long cardboard tubes ...   

       How this idea could work is the process of sending hamsters by pneumatic tube to mate with other hamsters of the opposite sex. You would have to set a pneumatic hamster superhighway and make sure you can send and recall the correct hamster to the correct breeding room.
Aristotle, Jul 30 2002
  

       Whatever's more effecient then taping them to my leg. Don't let your gerbil near your croissant. (+) [Richard Gere comment omitted due to whatever respect I have for the Bakers here]
motive power, Dec 21 2003
  

       They should have tubes that go through the fish tank, and the bird cage.   

       trying to remember your original account name is going to drive me completely round the bend now..   

       I was just going to comment that: believe it or not we did this one before!
po, Dec 22 2003
  

       Just ask how the guys from Cortez, CO did it ... with [link]
Letsbuildafort, Dec 22 2003
  
      
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