XKCD Comic : Christmas Presents

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XKCD Comic : Christmas Presents
« on: December 26, 2019, 12:01:54 PM »
Christmas Presents
25 December 2019, 5:00 am



Source: xkcd.com


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Re: XKCD Comic : Christmas Presents
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2019, 12:57:59 PM »
Lots of robots underneath the chistmas tree.   :D

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Re: XKCD Comic : Christmas Presents
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2019, 01:44:59 PM »
I'm working on a robotic Christmas Tree that walks itself from the closet across the room to the corner, lowers it's 5 leg projections for stability and performs an "auto-leveling" routine.  All branches unfold complete with all their necessary decorations into their assigned position for optimum appearance. A hidden 'pine tree' scent canister has released a measured dose of spray to simulate the fragrance of a real tree. Complete with lights, the electrical plug has a shroud with a  sensor to locate and dock with the wall outlet. Finally, the auto timer self-adjusts to the current time for proper on/off sequences.
TA-DA!!! O0


Note: This is fake news...this is a Christmas Tree fantasy, a made up story. Nothing like this has been done to my knowledge, which is not to say that somewhere there could possibly be such a tree, either in the experimental stages of development or that one could already exist. - This has been a fake news alert for your protection from story shock!
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Re: XKCD Comic : Christmas Presents
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2019, 04:42:30 PM »
CO2 retains heat. More CO2 in the air = hotter climate.

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Re: XKCD Comic : Christmas Presents
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2019, 07:36:43 PM »
Interesting for sure but for that price, I'll gladly take care of my plant's needs!  O0

I did find a rather cool application of robots for the Christmas Tree. Again...prohibitively expensive no doubt!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gINYwux8a4
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Re: XKCD Comic : Christmas Presents
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2019, 07:38:39 PM »
A little robot with the Christmas spirit. Cute! :ctree:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZFfXdMpLyc
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Re: XKCD Comic : Christmas Presents
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2019, 07:55:47 PM »
Lastly,

Buy this one and mount it to one of those robotic vacuums and program it to steer itself to a suitable corner, and the rest is a magic pop-up tree!!
https://www.hammacher.com/product/thomas-kinkade-pop-up-6-foot-christmas-tree
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Re: XKCD Comic : Christmas Presents
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2019, 10:42:44 AM »
I'm working on a robotic Christmas Tree that walks itself from the closet across the room to the corner, lowers it's 5 leg projections for stability and performs an "auto-leveling" routine.  All branches unfold complete with all their necessary decorations into their assigned position for optimum appearance. A hidden 'pine tree' scent canister has released a measured dose of spray to simulate the fragrance of a real tree. Complete with lights, the electrical plug has a shroud with a  sensor to locate and dock with the wall outlet. Finally, the auto timer self-adjusts to the current time for proper on/off sequences.
TA-DA!!! O0


Note: This is fake news...this is a Christmas Tree fantasy, a made up story. Nothing like this has been done to my knowledge, which is not to say that somewhere there could possibly be such a tree, either in the experimental stages of development or that one could already exist. - This has been a fake news alert for your protection from story shock!

Sounds like a good idea for a kickstarter project,  but might be trickier than it first seems...  could be a lifes work actually.    :2funny:


 


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