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Toilet Target

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Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night absolutely dying to relieve yourself of urine?!?! One has to say, that in the darkness of night, it is extremely difficult if not sometime impossible to locate the lightswitch in the toilet. Consequently you are often forced to excrete in the middle of the night under cover of darkness. Now, unless you're on a covert mission in Vietnam, then it presents a slight inconvenience. As a result, i propose this; how about a toilet, where upon lifting up the toilet cover, a low key green light emanates itself from the sides of the toilet, allowing you to see where the toilet is. Furthermore, a target would be projected onto the ceramic so that members of the male species know where to aim without danger of missing the toilet! This way, there would be no more difficulties in locating the lightswitch or the toilet at night!

N.B. On the toilet cover would be a small flashing LED just so that you can see where the toilet cover is. (LED rather then normal light as LED is less bright and would therefore no interfere with anyone's sleep...)

Until next time my friends,

The Bloody Thesps

bloody_thesps, Feb 28 2003

This guy was building it in '98. http://www.masterpl...m/messages/7204.asp
Sure is dull at work today... [snarfyguy, Oct 04 2004]

been there, done that, bought the toilet paper http://www.halfbake...a/Go_20and_20Glo_27
[po, Oct 04 2004]

Metal-detector Glowing Keyhole http://www.halfbake...20Glowing_20Keyhole
Same technological solution to a very similar problem [hippo, Oct 04 2004]

Todger Torch http://www.halfbake...idea/Todger_20Torch
"Gentlemen: pee with confidence in the dark." From the halfbakery, circa April 02 [bristolz, Oct 04 2004]

Make A Splash (URL moved from [phinch]'s anno) http://www.entrepre...4621,269290,00.html
"Pay just $11.99 for one Toilet-Seat Light and get a second one FREE!" [bristolz, Oct 04 2004]

Green Means Go (URL moved from [phinch]'s anno) http://www.mathnews.../mn6905/toilet.html
". . . a potty light that makes the throne glow green . . . also projects a bull's-eye pattern onto the water to help you aim." [bristolz, Oct 04 2004]


       Those of us who are equipped with dangly bits (and some of those talanted people without) can simply use our radar... just aim in the general direction, and use the sound to hone in on your target.
Brain Fuct, Feb 28 2003

       And if you're deaf... (?!)
bloody_thesps, Feb 28 2003


       <URLs moved to links>
phinch, Feb 28 2003

thumbwax, Feb 28 2003

       use the link button [phinch] thats what its for.   

       [thumb] wash your hands.
po, Feb 28 2003

       And what about the "drunken fumbling with the darkened member" problem?   

       It's no good only illuminating the target - you also need to light up the business end so correct aiming can happen. Furthermore, I have heard that there are situations where the muzzle gets obstructed with undergrowth causing inaccurate aiming.
DenholmRicshaw, Feb 28 2003

       hmmm.... i think that calls for hygeine care really... and plus, surely you dont need a light to see where your 'member' is?!?!
bloody_thesps, Mar 01 2003

       If you are "dying to relieve yourself of urine", why are you then "forced to excrete"? ... Oh never mind.
hippo, Mar 01 2003

       It is oddly baffling that a man can fire a missile into a shoe-box from a jet traveling 600 mph at 40,000 feet (in total darkness, no less), but can't hit the bowl standing still from a foot-and-a-half.

A re-design is in order.

Ladies, please fill out your product survey forms and deposit them in the box on your way out.
X2Entendre, Mar 01 2003

       //surely you dont need a light to see where your 'member' is?!?!//   

       I can say with absolute certainty that I do need a light to see where my 'member' is.
DenholmRicshaw, Mar 02 2003

       Perhaps this idea, as over-baked as it is, just needs a good name to give it consumer recognizability. I propose the name "IndiBowl."   

       The IndiBowl would provide uniform, soothing, blue light at night when one lifts the toilet seat. This would provide a visual point of reference as well as a subtle reminder to put the seat down.
Salted Nuts, Apr 23 2004


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