The WaterHobo is a fully automated system that uses an infrared-capable videocamera, a PC and custom software written in C# to search and destroy garden pests. Well, actually, just humans. And it doesn't destroy them either, it uses water to dissuade people from using its inventor's yard as the path to a common swimming pool. The current version can even be operated through a remote client using a joystick. The best thing, however, is the automated "Holy Hand Grenade mode." Its creator is now working on a new version, hopefully with lasers or death rays. [Waterhobo]
WaterHobo Automated Watergun with Infrared Camera and Motion Detector
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An hour before midnight on New Year’s Eve in 1985, a bunch of Harley executives sat in a room at a bank with two stacks of papers, one for bankruptcy and another for recapitalization, if their last gasp ask for fresh investment came in. They had given themselves until midnight to get new money or go bankrupt, and time was running out.
Well, that was fun while it lasted.