A fidget spinner with a built-in mobile phone


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/10/self-soothing.html


#2

Game Changer: harvest the rotational energy to accumulate sufficient charge to make a call


#3

When someone said to “Sit on it and spin” this is not what they meant.


#4

Use it from an office chair, and if there’s a slow connection, you can have a spinner on your spinner while you spin.


#5

I think you could fit a Raspberry Pi in there.


#6

Finally, @beschizza has found it. The perfect dumb phone.


#7

load it up with the phone numbers of all your ex’s and when you get drunk you spin it and it dials whichever one it stops on. i dub it wheel of misfortune.


#8

add a pacifier and I’m all in


#9

re: price. Maybe we look at it wrong; why are some things so expensive here? When I can get an mp3 player for a buck and a half, or an Arduino for three (including shipping), why should a hearing aid cost several grand? (Aliexpress ones start around $20.) Quality, sure, but worth trying them at least.


#10

This poor woman is going to have to crush all the STUPID LITTLE cute BoingBoing nerd phones with her bare hands.

Get a grip B.B. posters, you are exacerbating E-Waste on a level I have never seen before.

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#11

Um, “bare hands”? I see two hammers right next to her and a shovel (plus another tool) by the wall -.-’ … And she’s busting those phones (and other electronic doodads) for parts to sell, so she probably WOULD appreciate the extra stock.

E-waste certainly is a serious problem, but you’re going to have to do better than that.


#12

Actually she’s harvesting lead, tin, cadmium, and gold. The circuit boards then go to the ‘landfill’. Go watch Manufactured Landscapes bro.


#13

I’ve recycled circuit boards and electronics myself, and while the metals
are important (and also part of the device, so quibbling is silly), quite
often individual components can be worth a good bit, whether for their
materials or actual function. She also is NOT doing so “bare-handed”,
quite obviously, so, er…

What are you on about; did you think you were contradicting me, perhaps?
If so, well, try again, your quibble game is weak.


#14

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