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van der graaff lint cleaner

catches pet hairs and lint with stronger static than your clothes
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edited. was: van der vaals lint cleaner
edited. was van der graff lint cleaner

catches pet hairs and lint with stronger static than your clothes, grabs hairs and lint off them, and neutralizes your cloths so they are left without static.

pashute, Jul 19 2013

Van de Graaff http://en.wikipedia...de_Graaff_generator
Correct spelling and some history [csea, Jul 20 2013]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_ioniser [spidermother, Jul 21 2013]


       I like it, one anonymised bun, to evade NSA..damn!   

       Who wouldn't want to have a huge Van de Graff generator in clothes closet? Except residents of Narnia.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 19 2013

       right. de graph. de waltz is from de molecules. got mixed up somehow. too much static. Huston! We Half a problem! Thanks not!
pashute, Jul 20 2013

       Sp: Van de Graaff (note the two "a"s) [link] +

There are some subtleties, as the net result may be to have the lint travel back and forth between the cleaner and the cleaned item, delivering charge. But that might be nice, too.
csea, Jul 20 2013

       This is pretty much baked by negative ion generators, which act as a fairly inefficient but rather cool dust precipitators.
spidermother, Jul 21 2013

       But those are not built to roll your lint laden clothes on them, (it was not morrison's idea to have it in the closet, not mine), in any case as you pointed out they're inefficient, and most importantly, they have no visible sparks.
pashute, Jul 21 2013

       Van der Valk lint cleaner; removes samples from suspect's clothing for forensic analysis.   

       // Except residents of Narnia //   

       Might liven up the long winter evenings ...
8th of 7, Jul 22 2013

       I just see all those frikkin elves or whatever they have in Narnia asking if I've seen Azlan, as I try to slide the new looking lion-skin rug (with the electric shock burn marks) under the sofa with my foot.   

       Next is batik with strips of Hobbit intestines.   

       //right. de graph. de waltz is from de molecules. Pashute, I thought you had the right Vand de, but my subconscious mind typed van der graff.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 22 2013

       another thing that might work is a piezoelectric lint roller; just have a ratchet on the rotating part with piezo units on the gear and zap, electric charge on the roller.
beanangel, Apr 30 2019

       Is air going to be pumped across the metal sphere because the field, like gravity, has the attraction drop off quite quickly? or is my power bill going to be through the roof?   

       At least distance, most affecting, is [beanangel]'s idea.
wjt, May 01 2019


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