Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Having FUN With Transistors

Today's project:

With this project you can actually "see" while blindfolded. A great game for parties.

Here is an amusing example of how electronics can act as a substitute for a human sense. The fellow in Fig. 7-1 (with the "other-world" eyeballs) is demonstrating a gadget that can actually "see." It works this way: First a room is completely darkened except for a single light source, either a lamp, flashlight, or a window. A blindfolded person wearing the device is led into the room and, with a searching movement of his head, can find the light source in minutes!

This is so bizarre at so many levels. I don't even know where to begin making fun of it. If you are hanging out with people who find this amusing I think it is time for you to find new friends.

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