My New Invention

10 Sep

So here’s an interesting thought to throw out into the abyss… Most public restrooms these days have at least one automatic sensored feature.  Either the automatic toilet flusher (which usually flushes too early or not at all for me since I am a squatter), faucet, soap dispenser, and the sensored paper towel dispenser.  However, the curious thing to me is, I have never been to one restroom that had all of these features.  If we are trying to be health conscious, wouldn’t you think an all automatic restroom would be something to create?

Lets say we found a public restroom did have all these features.  It would still leave the incredibly disgusting, germ infested stall door.  Think about it.  NOBODY washes their hands after they have done their business and then opens the lock on the door.  That thing is nasty.  And typically, the stall is too small (and I am not that limber) to use my foot to open/close the dang thing.    This brings me to my invention…….

In my mind I have created the automatic door lock.  It only reads a slow motion of a flat hand that moves as your hand motions it closed.  Then, when you want to reverse the lock, simply move your hand slowly in the opposite direction to unlock.  I think its genious, but thats because it came out of my own brain.  So… when this thing comes out in 2-3 years, I’ve got a whole community of people vouching for my ingeniousness.

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12 Responses to “My New Invention”

  1. Jim September 10, 2007 at 6:13 p09 #

    Before you go any further. Write this all down and send it to yourself in a letter. When you get it do not open it. The postmarked/dated sealed envelope is proof this was your idea on this date. This is called a poor man’s copyright. Then pursue getting the idea patented. It could be worth $$$ someday.

    Dad

  2. Jim September 10, 2007 at 6:13 p09 #

    http://godandscience.org/
    I’m sharing this link with you and your friends because it is one of the most awesome sources for evidence of God from Science.
    Check it out.

    Dad

  3. Jim September 10, 2007 at 6:13 p09 #

    http://ei.cs.vt.edu/~cs5014/courseNotes/5.TechnicalCommunication/tc_2_Usage.html
    One more thing before I go. Becca, check out this link. It will make you a parentheses pro.

    Your Devoted Dad

  4. Jim September 10, 2007 at 6:13 p09 #

    One more one more thing.

    Before you go into a stall, pull a paper towel and put it in your pocket, or tuck it in your waistband. Only, air dry available? Pull a few squares of tissue to hold onto before you unzip, unbutton or…. you know. When your business is finished, use this with which to grab the door handle and all is right with the world.

    Dad (always thinkin’) Heinrichs

  5. Danielle September 10, 2007 at 6:13 p09 #

    So what would happen if someone from the outside waved their hand just the right way and unlucked the door?

  6. Henri J September 10, 2007 at 6:13 p09 #

    the sensor doesn’t have x-ray vision.

  7. bogiegirl September 10, 2007 at 6:13 p09 #

    It only works from the inside!!!! Sorry I didn’t mention that. Thought it was a given. Thanks for the x-ray comment, Henri. Funny.

  8. mandythompson September 10, 2007 at 6:13 p09 #

    i read your idea in my comments yesterday when i finally had time to catch up on life.
    all i can say is BRILLIANT!!!!!
    we have those scanner thingies in the Boston sub system, and you wave your card over the red dot screen (like a grocery checkout sensor) and it opens….
    mmmm….. i’m DEFINITELY a big fan of something like this for bathrooms, as long as the door isn’t super motion sensitive and opens when you DON’T want it to! LOL
    ps: i love the eleventy-two comments from your dad on this blog….

  9. bamboosong September 10, 2007 at 6:13 p09 #

    wow. you had me laughing…definitely a snorter. see my thing is…i’ve been all over the world. i’ve used squatty potties….the ones in asia where you just have a hole in the ground, no seat. From that experience having a bit of a heal on your shoe makes it easier than if you are flat. But this whole thing makes me laugh=p

  10. ccrunner524 September 10, 2007 at 6:13 p09 #

    So i read this yesterday and decided to do some investigating. I went around looking to find a bathroom with this…and i did! At Cal State Fullerton in the TSU all the bathrooms have automatic toilets, sinks, and the paper dispenser a sensor. The only thing that doesn’t work on command is the doors. But are is it considered more “Sanitary” or is it just laziness?

  11. bogiegirl September 12, 2007 at 6:13 p09 #

    No way! I am germ concious because of the other lazy people who don’t wash their hands ever! Thats awesome that you found the “almost” fully automatic bathroom.

  12. henri j September 13, 2007 at 6:13 p09 #

    Don’t forget every single public door handle or guard rail you’ve ever put your hands on. What’s the eeeew factor there?

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