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A jug or other container with a pouring spout and a
gauges embedded in the handle where it attaches to the
body. When you lift it, it calculates the angle you're
the combined weight of jug and contents. As you pour
changes and weight decreases)
a digital display shows
you've poured out. Units could be volume or
Inspired by zen_tom's idea
but everything is better with MEMS [a1, Mar 10 2021]
The real peril of talking utensils
they can be really really annoying [Skewed, Mar 10 2021]
||If the vessel were double-skinned, the strain gauges could be fitted between the inner and outer skins. Then the weight of the contents could be displayed in real time constantly, whether the vessel were being carried by the handle or stood on a supporting surface.
||// double-walled // good addition. interstice could be
evacuated for insulation too.
||So Dave's talking toaster then, but a jug.
||The household utensil with AI has been a decidedly common
trope in comic sci fi for more decades than I care to
||// talking // already decided
against it for same reason red dwarf and hhgttg derided
machine with personalities. insufferable.
||There are enough goddamned things that go beep, or try to
force me to spell words in "American English, in my life
already. I do not want a jug telling me what to do.
||This shit is supposed to simplify our lives; not complicate
||If you want a simple life join the army,
there's no simpler life than just doing what you're told, Oh!
hang on, but you don't want to be told, well in that
case I'm afraid you're doomed to a life of complication.
||I did not say I wanted a simple life, [Skewed].
||I said I wanted to simplify my life. Big difference. I
currently have the following things that beep at me,
often for unfathomable reasons:
Air fryer / oven
2x Microwave ovens
2x Motor vehicles
1x Dual-SIM mobile phone
||Just being able to aggregate all of those squawking
notifications onto one platform would be nice. As it
stands, I get about 800 electronic notifications a day; of
which maybe 10 are meaningful.
||And I don't want to join the army. They don't take
relatively unfit men awaiting knee replacement surgery,
in their late 50s.
||Minimalism doesn't mean having nothing or as little as possible. It means having only what helps you.
||im not a fan of digital displays but this seems to
be a good idea! + As long as it doesnt keep
blinking the same error code over and over ha ha
||//They don't take relatively unfit men awaiting knee
replacement surgery, in their late 50s/// ageist swines! sue
||Thanks, xandram. it absolutely wont beep or talk.
Even digital display was just a nod to zen_toms
original wish to show precisely how much has been
poured out. There are better ways to do that but I
wanted to stay half baked, or less.