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active fall protection for laptops

Release CO2 and protect laptops with it.
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This system would consist of an accelerometer/orientation tracker, a sensor for height, a small battery, some software, and four CO2 cartridges. The cartridges would be affixed to all four corners of the laptop. When falling the laptop would use the cartridges as jets to orient and slow its fall at the last minute.
Voice, Mar 20 2015

Honda's smartphone "case" with airbag https://www.youtube...watch?v=t_l_8r7NgJ4
[notexactly, Mar 21 2015]


       Unless the cartridges can reorient themselves on the fly (or on the drop, as it were), they might propel your laptop harder into the ground.
21 Quest, Mar 20 2015

       Why not add airbags?—see [link]
notexactly, Mar 21 2015

       You forgot to mention the solenoid-controlled high pressure valves, which will add a certain amount of bulk and mass, requiring larger gas reservoirs ...
8th of 7, Mar 21 2015

       We now have the technology to improve on this. What's needed is a cage that holds the laptop. When it senses that it is falling, the cage uses small thrusters to hover a couple of feet above the ground, and lowers the laptop on a cable gently to the floor, before releasing and jetting off out of the way.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 21 2015


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