Weird, Wacky, Zany PIC applications
Mark Willis email (remove spam text)
Mike Harrison wrote:
> On Tue, 4 May 1999 16:03:00 -0700, Scott Fink wrote:
> > I am putting together a short talk about Zany applications and hoped
> > that you folks could help me out. If YOU have used a PIC in any
> > <snipped>
> > TIA,
> > Scott Fink
> > MCHP SMAD Applications Manager
> Does it have to be commercial..?
> I once made a tiny device in the casing of a piezo sounder, which
> emitted a short burst of rndom beeps every few minutes - stuck it
> under someone's desk in a quiet office - drives people nuts as the
> very short, multi-frequency beeps are VERY hard to get a 'direction'
> fix on to find the device.
> I thought of a fun variation on this - a device with an IR LED that
> randomly changes TV channels every few minutes - again, stick it under
> a table or whatever in sight of the TV but not the viewer!
Add periodically and randomly increasing the volume, hits "Mute",
and/or turning the TV on or off, if you want to REALLY bug your
victims... (This is the "de Sade" variation.)
I'd always wanted to make a "Countermander" which sees you hit "Volume
Up", and waits a few seconds then turns the volume down the same number
of notches (Ditto for volume down, power off, mute, etc.) This, mixed
with the above, would probably be so mean I'd have to call within a day
& apologise! <G>
I call these "Things too evil to make."
Mark (can you tell it's been a HARD day?)
See also: www.piclist.com/techref/microchip/devices.htm?key=pic
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