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Rhythmic Wiper

moves to the music
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These windshieldwipers move rhythmicly to your music. They might do a simple to- the-beat wipe, or stop and go wipes, maybe with a swing. Naturally, the main function of the wipers (keeping your windshield clear, fyi) should not be interfered with. And they should not run dry, giving off that horrible noise. The answer can lie in (a combination of) two solutions: - bpm control with rainsensor input - lift the wipers (by hovercraft type hovering or actual lifting, as described in other half baked ideas here).

BPM control might not be enough: You can only do so much with BPM control to music, before it gets really weird. So there should be a margin, like 75%-133% and outside of that margin, a new song is selected. Ideally, the BPM of the new song should be chosen by estimating the rate of change in rain (or bugs or whatever reason your rain sensor tells your wipers to wipe).

It would make driving in hard rain a very interesting experience, though probably not a safe one. Therefore, the rhythmic wipers should only dance, when there is not so much rain. I call for research.

Buis, Apr 08 2005

This idea has a now defunct link for "Keeping the beat wipers", an HB idea by [kwkwkw] Music-Car_20Speed_20Coupling
[FarmerJohn, Apr 08 2005]

Synchronised Indicators Synchronised_20Indicators
by calum, the attention whore. [calum, Apr 09 2005]

or music written to wiper beat https://www.youtube...watch?v=W_6QFH-CEQM
I love rainy night... And i love you..two [popbottle, Jan 06 2015]


       My mechanic says I'm not allowed to play any more of those crazy syncopated jazz beats in the car.
Apparently, Bosch recommend Bach.
moomintroll, Apr 08 2005

       I have Buis relatives. Are you them?
half, Apr 08 2005

       Sounds like a lot of effort for a pretty pointless technology.
disbomber, Apr 09 2005

       [disbomber], you have no idea. Read through the site awhile.
RayfordSteele, Apr 09 2005

       [scout], but not Janis Joplin?
half, Apr 09 2005

       My wipers allways say to me, "Why are you here? Why are you hear?" Wiper noises can be good for half-heard genius stuff.
JesusHChrist, Apr 09 2005

       [+] though I can't believe this isn't baked by car-modding-type-people somewhere.
Basepair, Apr 09 2005

       One may also choose to lift the wipers in the air and wave them around like one just doesn't care. @half: all signs point to yes.
Buis, Apr 12 2005

       I would like rhythmic whispers in my car.
k_sra, Apr 12 2005

       There was a commercial for a VW jetta that did just this, and it was great.
yabba do yabba dabba, Apr 12 2005


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