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Power Parquet

Wooden floor tiles with internal cabling and other stuff
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Inspired by a similar carpet idea by [??????]

Each floor tile would be electrically connected to its 4 neighbours (or 6 if you want hexi-tiles). A special tile next to the wall has a discreetly-covered cord that you plug into an ordinary power socket.

Some tiles have plug sockets so you can have electrical devices in the middle of the room. There are also tiles with recessed lighting. But wait, how do you turn the lights off without affecting everything else? Using multi-channel remote switch panels that look like nomal wall-mounted light switches. After setting your lights to the desired frequency, you mount the switch panel on the wall. There is even an option to replace a normal switch so that it doesn't require batteries. If wall switches aren't your thing you can use a handheld remote instead.

What more could you ask for?

marklar, Dec 13 2007


       //What more could you ask for?// Built-in data lines, including ethernet, optical audio, video and speaker jacks. I have no idea how it would work (distance matters), but that won't stop me from asking for it. [+]
ed, Dec 13 2007

       //What more could you ask for?// Rubber soled shoes, spill proof drinks glasses, an interior designer that doesn't shift shit around the house and require me to re-lay my flooring, a comprehensive and understandable guide to the multi-channel remote, a device for finding the multi-channel remote when it disappears to the place where all remotes naturally migrate, non-lifting parquet flooring, no danda, no crawling insects (specifically termites), no flooding, no natural warping, no humidity (or at least no condensation) and lastly, no rising damp.
4whom, Dec 13 2007

       I am sure that this is already baked in some form or fashion. I just can't prove it or think of where I saw it. This concept is often used to assemble office cubicles and to provide power for trade shows at the local arena.
Jscotty, Dec 13 2007

       //no danda// What the heck is a danda? Is it similar to a panda at all?
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 13 2007

       I'm bound to like it, and I don't think it does exist already.
xenzag, Dec 13 2007


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