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Electro Static Wall Tiles   (+1, -2)  [vote for, against]
No more ‘paste and paper everywhere’.

Everyone must have rubbed a balloon on their shirt, blouse, jumper or whatever and then used the static charge generated as glue to stick the balloon to a wall. I propose a range of colourful, lightweight wall tiles which use the same principle. Obviously the charge dissipates after a while and the tiles will fall off of the wall but I just see that as an opportunity to change the wallpaper pattern on a regular basis
-- DrBob, Jun 03 2003

How about gecko tape instead?
-- Aristotle, Jun 03 2003

can no-one woik the math? how often do I need to retile the bathroom?

how regular is regular?

-1? someone is doing a spot of DIY against their will!
-- po, Jun 03 2003

Can they be electrochromatic electrostatic wall tiles instead? Then you can change their color by turning a knob.
-- Worldgineer, Jun 03 2003

what knob?
-- po, Jun 03 2003

Electrochromatic glass has a coating that allows you to change the color (generally one color) by changing the voltage passing through it. I was imagining a dimmer type knob for adjusting the color of the room.

But I digress... I really just wanted to say "electrochromatic electrostatic".
-- Worldgineer, Jun 03 2003

[DrBob], you could make the tiles with a Neodymium Iron Boron backing and have your cementboard imbedded with steel mesh. You won't have to put up with your work coming down, plus you can change the look as often as you want and trade tiles with your neighbors. You could even charter neighborhood mercantile parties.

Fred: "Didn't we already do the Rubble's bathroom once this month?" Wilma: "No Fred. That was the Boulder's bathroom that the Rubble's had."
-- Tiger Lily, Jun 03 2003

Maybe you could put a big Van der Graff generator in your bathroom so that the tiles never come unstuck unless you switch it off....
-- RobertKidney, Jun 03 2003

What about that ink that can change to any colour with electricity? You could litterally print a computer monitor. If you used this stuff as wallpaper, you wouldn't need a TV. You could just select where and what size your TV would be. You could also have any pattern of wall paper you liked, and change it whenever you liked, hell, you could even have a swirly pattern that moved all the time if you ever wanted to be sick...
-- 1234L5tuff, Jun 04 2003

//how regular is regular? //

That depends on the amount of fibre in your diet, po.

Tiger Lily, yes I could do that but I'd have to re-build my house first. Not keen on the idea really but worth bearing in mind for future projects.

RobertKidney, yep, that's more like it. Not sure that the bathroom is the best location for a generator though.
-- DrBob, Jun 04 2003

I agree with Aristotle, if they can commercialise it then Gecko tape will bake this one via an alternative methodolgy.
-- goff, Jun 04 2003

According to childhood experimentation, balloons stuck to the ceiling electrostatically stay up for somewhere between six and eighteen hours. Not very useful for bath tiles, methinks.

However, thin plastic sheets will stay stuck to windows and other sheer surfaces indefinitely (this has nothing to do with static electricity), so you could always use that principle.
-- DrCurry, Jun 04 2003

Velcro would work as well.
-- Aegis, Aug 13 2003

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