Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Scissor Tablet Presenter

Scissors payment tablet out the window of a food truck
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Many if not most food trucks take electronic payments on tablet computers. This leads to the the awkward spectacle of the food truck cashier reaching out the window holding the tablet so the customer can enter their credentials.

Just watching it makes my arms tired and I don't have to do it dozens of times an hour!

The Scissor Tablet Presenter is a scissor-action tablet holder that when retracted, holds the payment tablet so the truck cashier can enter information. When extended (using an aircraft-throttle like handle), the Presenter flips the tablet over and extends it out the window on a scissor arm so it is in convenient reach of the customer. When the transaction is complete, pulling back on the handle reverses the motion bringing the tablet back inside the truck to face the cashier.

rmutt, Jul 21 2017

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       This sounds very like the sort of device that Wyle E. Coyote would order from Acme Products Corp. and that would malfunction spectacularly on first use (but if course not when tested beforehand).   

8th of 7, Jul 22 2017

       Does the waiter not simply bring the bill to the table?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 25 2017

       No, [MB], that would be very gauche. One's host's staff deals with staff salaries in the privacy of their own offices.
pocmloc, Jul 26 2017

       And the tablet should use its speaker to say "BOING!!!!"
Ling, Jul 26 2017

       (waiting for "Rock Tablet Presenter" and "Paper Tablet Presenter)
hippo, Jul 27 2017


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