Good ideas! From: blindza-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindza-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jacob Kruger Sent: 07 August 2012 10:43 AM To: BlindZA; NAPSA Blind Subject: [blindza] Gadget thoughts Two things that came up in mind today, for whatever reason, are, wondering why there aren't liquid level indicators/pouring sensors that work sort of mechanically, instead of based on electronic circuits? This is because, I suppose, especially in weather like we're currently having up here in gauteng, the steam from something like coffee/tea can really cause hassles if you try use an electronic pouring sensor at all...<smile> Secondly, wondering about some or other form of keyring type tag you would maybe attach to other things like rucksacks etc., and where you could do something like turn on/off a motion sensor on it with something like a slider switch, just so that you could, for example, put something in one place, and be sort of notified if it was then moved as such, and, I suppose something like that might be useful to both blindie parents for attaching to their children's clothes, or for use by dog owners, as well as generally using it for maybe making sure you knew where a handbag, rucksack, etc. were..? You do already get sort of key rings with little audio beeps they can emit when you then activate them using a separate form of remote control, but, just thinking about something with it's own form of motion sensor in it so it would notify you itself if it was moved, sort of automatically..? Suppose something like that might also be of interest as a form of notifier if something like a door was opened, etc., as well? That one also brings up something that have thought for a while might be interesting/useful for finding things like keys, coins, jewellery, etc., and for this (really) last one, suppose some types of toy shops might actually be the best place to look for something like a cheap/simple, relatively ruggedly manufactured metal detector gadget? Only issue there might also be that it would have a limited range/focus area as well, but anyway..? Stay well Jacob Kruger Blind Biker Skype: BlindZA '...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'