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Windows 7: Due to profound admiration, engineering part 2

23 Jul 2009   #1

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 
Due to profound admiration, engineering part 2

My wife looks in the bathroom mirror. Well thats ok. But its a retractable mirror at her height. Due to our differences in height and she never pushing back the mirror i always get a view of my privates when doing my thing.

It's not a pretty sight.

So i constructed an automatic retract mechanism made out of old parts.
1 cordless powerdrill
1 halloween electronic chuckle
5 mechanic relays.
1 electronic timer.
1 microswitch.

What it does: as soon as my wife pulls the mirror the annoying halloween chuckle goes off and the timer starts counting 120 seconds.
Any voltage drop on the chuckle causes it to chuckle, so while the mirror is extended anything electrical she uses in the bathroom sets off the increasingly annoying chuckle.
After 120 seconds the motor of the cordless drill spools a wire which retracts the mirror.

So after a couple of months of that i don't have to look at my privates anymore and my wife quits the bathroom much quicker.

picture 1, the mirror withe blue microswitch
picture 2, in the wall the electrical motor, the wire threads through the wall where the bathroom is. On the table the unequaled craftmenship in test setup.
picture 3, the rectact assembly. Note the compact design and easy access to the components.

UPDATE:
due to overwhelming interest i added the original schematics of WifeEducator v 1.0 under the GPL.


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23 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

petrossa...Your the reason I question people sometimes but this is funny...hurrying your wife out of the bathroom by the power of evil chuckles
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23 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

bravo sir. bra-vo.
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23 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

you sir have just taken wife annoyance to another level
and i applaud you for that..
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23 Jul 2009   #5

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

you ain't seen nothing yet.... wait for part 3
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23 Jul 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Mr. Gadget would be proud!
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23 Jul 2009   #7

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
you ain't seen nothing yet.... wait for part 3
we want part 3 NOW!
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