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Hack:   The NoCat Night Light
Subject:   Good concept, scary execution
Date:   2003-05-12 12:38:41
From:   anonymous2
Let's see: exposed 120v contacts, solder used as mechanical connection, solid wire not mechanically supported...


I don't mean to rain on the parade, but if you install this in a building, and the building burns down for any reason, and the fire marshalls find this in the ashes, *forget* about getting any insurance money.


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  • Good concept, scary execution
    2003-05-12 13:40:05  anonymous2 [View]

    I think this poster is simply saying: Use More Tape. That will cover the contacts and provide all the mechanical support you need. But it will make everything a sticky mess if you try to take it apart and use the parts elsewhere.

    -Travis
    • Good concept, scary execution
      2003-05-12 14:27:33  anonymous2 [View]

      I agree that it would be a fire marshall's delight as it is now - but a commercial version wouldn't have any of the failings you point out, and would have all of the advantages. It is, after all, a prototype device, and not intended to have all the features of a production model.
      • Good concept, scary execution
        2003-05-12 18:00:33  anonymous2 [View]

        Jesus what a bunch of pussies.

        You should see my house!


        • Good concept, scary execution
          2003-05-12 18:44:40  anonymous2 [View]

          Down, boy (or girl). To reiterate prev. points:

          1) As is, the product not up to fire code. There's effectively no fire code for your house, so you can do pretty much anything stupid you want, but a commercial entity can't. That said, as to your house, remember that stupid stuff voids insurance clauses, so, if any of your stuff is *really* stupid, be prepared to lose everything. Oh, and, if it's a leased/rented property, be prepared to be sued. Welcome to the age of personal responsibility.

          2) As to the product, the discussion has already pointed out that this is a prototype, and that a production model would incorporate code-compliant features. Not because they're "pussies," but because no one wants to be responsible for a fire/loss of life, whether or not s/he is sued. And, like it or not, commercial products have to incorporate these kinds of requirements.
          • Good concept, scary execution
            2003-05-16 07:24:33  anonymous2 [View]

            Sure, no one wants to burn a building down, but...

            <h1>It's a home made prototype!!!</h1>

            You all wish you had thought of it and are picking a great concept appart by the only angle possible!!!

            squirly nasal voice: "Oven-Gladware really should have been used instead of Tupperware because of the decreased heat coefficient..."

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