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February 13th, 2024 at 6:38:12 AM permalink
rxwine
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Have a couple keys. Not sure what they went to. Have decided to photograph new keys and label with name of device for future reference.
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February 13th, 2024 at 6:49:41 AM permalink
DRich
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Quote: rxwine
Have a couple keys. Not sure what they went to. Have decided to photograph new keys and label with name of device for future reference.


That is a good idea. Wow, we are getting old.
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March 16th, 2024 at 6:59:29 AM permalink
rxwine
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I just like this, because he shows how easy a basic setup is.

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May 24th, 2024 at 9:52:56 AM permalink
rxwine
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Dog viewer. Project difficulty level - Easy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YELdt62RLK8
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June 11th, 2024 at 4:11:04 AM permalink
rxwine
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This goes under things that haven't changed in years, and someone sees something no one else thought to do (or if they did, it still didn't get done.)

The U-window air conditioner. This is actually the second video I've seen on this, another one, maybe a month ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igAFM55wp8U

It's quieter, you can still open the window if you need to, and even possibly easier install.

My other items, are the ketchup bottle being widened and turned up upside down, and a sink strainer made of soft 'rubber' that can be inverted making it super easy to clean. (my experience with plastic or metal ones has never been ideal)
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June 11th, 2024 at 4:32:59 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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I always have wondered if the "submit your idea for an invention to us" commercials on tv connect you to people who would send you a letter saying "your idea sucks" [in a polite way] and then a few months later you see some outfit selling a product from your idea, sold by some Phil Swift type guy
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June 11th, 2024 at 5:48:45 AM permalink
DRich
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Quote: odiousgambit
I always have wondered if the "submit your idea for an invention to us" commercials on tv connect you to people who would send you a letter saying "your idea sucks" [in a polite way] and then a few months later you see some outfit selling a product from your idea, sold by some Phil Swift type guy


They are usually just companies that will encourage you because their plan is to sell you the services to get it filed. You will pay them thousands of dollars for patent searches, patent attorneys, and other services that they can sell you even if your idea is ridiculous.
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June 11th, 2024 at 8:32:06 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: odiousgambit
I always have wondered if the "submit your idea for an invention to us" commercials on tv connect you to people who would send you a letter saying "your idea sucks" [in a polite way] and then a few months later you see some outfit selling a product from your idea, sold by some Phil Swift type guy


To expand on the post above, it is indeed all just a sales trap. They "submit" your idea. Try to get you in front of "Shark Tank" types. I once worked with a couple former employees there. One idea was lights around the toilet bowl which I saw 30 years or so later.
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June 11th, 2024 at 10:18:20 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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something tells me both replies are right
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June 20th, 2024 at 5:38:48 AM permalink
rxwine
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Handy, if trapped by the ocean and can find enough plastic bottles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUET3PnPZng
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