3D-printed garden hose-to-USB adapter surprisingly handy for dealing with mice

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Excellent for watering your apple trees and raspberry pi bushes.

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[feels mouse cable] i’m impressed/skeptical that (that much) water would flow through a USB plug, under the insulation and around the packed wires in an untampered wired mouse. still… it got a coffee submerged snigger, so thankee! (“ach you’ll go blind if’n you continue feeling thy mouse cable laddie!”)

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I could be wrong, but I suspect the mouse cable is actually a length of plastic tubing.

I loved it that it took two tries to plug in the USB-A connector.

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That’s how I know it’s fake. It always takes three tries.
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I buy stuff like that off the shelf.

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What version of USB? I need to know what the transfer rate is in bytes of water per second. Also is it data too or power only?

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That’s more suited to refilling your laptop.

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You’ll want the companion hardware too.

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Sadly my Blackberry died long ago

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The fixed camera position and the fact that the mouse and cable are in a different position when set down and when the water is flowing makes me think there is some ‘creative’ editing going on.

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The only thing I can tell for sure is that it uses a streaming protocol.

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Please stop posting links to t.co. The extra redirect involved is nothing but another layer of tracking.

You can use a browser extension like Twitter Link Deobfuscator to obtain direct links.

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This reminds me of an old Three Stooges bit where they were hired as plumbers and fucked up the water and electrical lines in someone’s house so badly that when someone turned on a light switch the overhead bulb filled with water and burst.

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Beautiful. Reminds me of that guy that makes really weird toys and sneaks them onto store shelves. Anyone know who I’m talking about? He’s probably been featured here.

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A plumbing we will go.

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That would be Obvious Plant:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdZA3d9FN3i/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CcOEoE1J2_d/

ETA Hmm… can’t find an Instagram embed that will work properly so I added screenshots (finally. After changing browser because apparently Chrome won’t let me upload images to BB any more. Snarl.)

He’s hilarious.

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Exactly. Oh my god, it’s all so good. I started taking screenshots to post here, but there were too many.

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Erm. I believe the unit of measure is “sips” of water per second.
Or gulps per second, but that seems too fast for this set up so nothing you’ll need to worry about.
:wink:

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