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Point-and-Clean

USB-powered robot-arm monitor cleaner controlled by mouse.
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This computer monitor cleaning gizmo consists of a cleaning solution reservoir, a pump, and a robotic arm that has a soft scrubber pad at its distal end. The cleaning fluid is pumped through tubing in the arm to the scrubber. The arm is directed by the mouse pointer; the operating software for the device is installed on the computer. When the user wants to clean a smudge off his display, he opens the cleaning application and directs the arm to the smudge using the mouse.

When not in use, the arm lies flat across the table, below and in front of the display. The device must be calibrated before use so that the arm knows where the center of the screen is.

Cuit_au_Four, Jul 07 2012

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       Over-complicated, prone to malfunction, and completely unnecessary; I love it!   

       If it can be made to explode, or make something else explode, you'll probably pick up the Borg vote, too.
Alterother, Jul 07 2012
  

       Or, if it can be made to vote, the Borg will probably explode.
lurch, Jul 07 2012
  

       And therefore, using all my powers of deduction, I conclude that if it can be made to borg, the vote would explode.
pocmloc, Jul 08 2012
  

       (+) For the complexity. Will this replace the windshield wiper on future cars?
cudgel, Jul 08 2012
  

       The DeLuxe version should have options to select different liquids and scrubber materials depending on the nature of the stain.   

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8th of 7, Jul 08 2012
  

       //nature of the stain//   

       TMI.
RayfordSteele, Jul 08 2012
  

       You can make it so it doesn't need calibration if you "simply" add a camera to the device and have the application display a known image (possible instructions for operation). That way if you bump it out of alignment it will be able to readjust and continue working.
scad mientist, Jul 09 2012
  

       Will it work with touchscreen devices?
pocmloc, Jul 09 2012
  

       Put a little baby oil in the solution reservoir and it might touch itself for hours and hours.
AusCan531, Jul 09 2012
  
      
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