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Spooky Beaded Curtain

hang beads, but make them smart and spooky
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Beaded curtains are seldom seen these days, but they used to be popular. Perhaps if some new technology was introduced, they could have a bit of a resurgence. This is provided for with the development of the Spooky Beaded Curtain.

it's spooky because it parts its beads automatically just before you walk through its portal. It can do this because each bead contains a set of tiny magnets, all connected to a processor via the hanging cords that descend from the top of the door frame.

On approaching the curtain a sensor evaluates the person's (or animal's) general body shape. It then delivers the necessary information required to activate the magnets contained in the hanging beads so that they attract/repel each other in the precise amounts necessary to full them apart, generating the exact gap shape required for the person to pass through.

After passing, the beads quickly relax back to their static hanging status.

Inevitable deluxe version can generate dancing figures and other foolish patterns linked to music and other sounds.

xenzag, Nov 12 2017

TOS door sound https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l9_jPwzRcpY
Essential [8th of 7, Nov 12 2017]

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       Can it make a "Zwish ... zwish" sound as it opens and closes ... ?
8th of 7, Nov 12 2017
  

       I imagine that it could make many sounds.
xenzag, Nov 12 2017
  

       Quite probably, but it only needs to sound like <link>.
8th of 7, Nov 12 2017
  
      
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