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Transformer Side Table

Emulate Tesla with your fancy home furnishings.
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Side tables are great. You can put them beside things, chairs for example, and then use their carefully chosen height to elevate objects from the floor for convenience.

But that's it. I mean sure, they can hold your coffee at the right height while you peruse a periodical, but that's nothing a reasonably well trained servant couldn't do. How about a little more technology?

The table should plug into the nearest outlet, then, the wiring should be routed internally to the upper surface. Here, one half of a transformer is placed. Either one big one or a few small ones corresponding with a pattern in the wood work. Now, with the table you get a special lamp stand which has the other half of the transformer. Now you have a lamp that may be placed anywhere on the surface of the table and you still get light. No wires. Also available, phone/TV remote chargers, coffee warmers anything else you want.

Now, this will be hideously inefficient, but it's worth it when you have guests. You can simply take a lamp out of a cupboard, and place it on the table where it instantly lights up. You can turn the lamp off by moving it out of the appropriate zone. This is actually much better than all that fiddling with switches up inside the shade... who thought that was OK anyway? Your guests will think you have house-wide wireless power. And you won't tell them you don't.

bs0u0155, Sep 24 2014

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[bs0u0155, Mar 18 2020]

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       More than meets the eye...
RayfordSteele, Sep 24 2014

       ...disappointed there are no real Transformers in this idea.
xandram, Sep 24 2014

       This is all well and good until one of your guests rests their arm on the table, and their bangle inductively heats up...   

       Howevertheless, [+].
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 24 2014

       //...disappointed there are no real Transformers in this idea.//   

       How do you think Transformers recharge after a long day... transforming?   

       //This is all well and good until one of your guests rests their arm on the table, and their bangle inductively heats up... //   

       Do bangles heat up inductively? if so, will they burst into a long lived, almost eternal flame?   

       I've never had a bangle in my house. Had a couple of Hollies.   

       //A rechargeable battery and inverter could do the same trick.//   

       Ugh, that would require a switch.   

       //Now turning an iPhone into a pile of goo, that's a trick//   

       May I introduce you to my friend "molten pot of sodium hydroxide"
bs0u0155, Sep 25 2014

       I meant a table that transform into a huge,walking metal robot Transformer and brings you drinks...
xandram, Sep 25 2014

       ^ usually when the table starts dancing I have exceeded my weight.
wjt, Mar 19 2020


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