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Small item location

Locate small objects using RFID signal triangulation
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Ever lost your keys inside your home? Or a remote control?

1. Place a small sticker on every item you need to find fast. 2. Once you can not find the item, from your PC you run a program called "FindIt" that sends out (via an USB dongle) a strong RF pulse. Chips on the stickers send a reply with their code. "FindIt" shows a list of tagged items that answered along with the distance from the PC.

If you need extra accuracy and exact position of the lost item, you use a second gadget - battery powered FindItTriangulator that is placed in some other place within the house. It sends another pulse and receives the responses from the stickers with different time delays/signal strengths so it is possible to calculate the exact position of the items and show them on the screen.

Could also be internet-connected and paired with friends' FindIt so that you can search for your items in your friends' houses.

slovakmartin, Jun 04 2012

Mock (wet) feet cleaner Mock_20feet_20cleaning
[not_morrison_rm, Jun 05 2012]


       I think it was in Viz they propounded the scheme of trying everything you own onto a very long piece of string.   

       Then again the next piece of advice was to "dip soil in vinegar first, as it last longer"
not_morrison_rm, Jun 04 2012

       Paranoid? Attach one to your significant other.
UnaBubba, Jun 04 2012

       I operate a simpler system - walking barefoot. Works every time.
Phrontistery, Jun 04 2012

       //I operate a simpler system - walking barefoot.   

       I had something vaguely similar, the mock wet feet cleaner. All the rubbish in the entire room is shortly to be found sticking to the soles of my feet after I get out of the shower..
not_morrison_rm, Jun 05 2012


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