RE: [DML] Strange car show behavior
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RE: [DML] Strange car show behavior

My car is no where near show ready - I had no idea it would be such an
attractive nuisance.

There is a product here that may interest some of you:

Its an anti-touch sensor that sets up a small field near its foil
antenna.  This antenna can be tied to a larger metal object.  What it
does is it looks for variations in the electromagnetic field, and sounds
a shrill alarm when someone gets too close.  It is adjustable from about
3" to 24".  We recently installed them in a museum setting to keep
people from touching reproduction clothing on dress forms.  The metal of
the dress form made a perfect antenna - and we have them set to sound
the alarm if someone puts their hand within about 12" of the object.  It
works very well.

Now an entire car is a lot larger than a dressform, but they have
multiple products and its likely they have exactly the right piece for a
Delorean.  The units can run off the car battery or a separate power
supply.  In essence it will create an invisible field floating off any
metal portion of the car - get within 12" of any stainless and it will
sound.  Further modifications like a different alarm, a pre-recorded
voice chip (Biff saying "hands off Butthead" through the audio system),
a tie in to the car horn or lights, are all pretty elementary if your so
motivated.  I believe two units could be installed with different
sensitivity settings so the first warning is polite and the second could
be more to the point.

Lots of possibilities.


-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Oliver Holler
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 10:13 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Strange car show behavior

I had some tourists jump into the passenger seat when I wasn't looking.
We weren't at a show, but had gotten out to chat in a parking lot and
all of a sudden, a kid is in my car posing for photos, and gets ticked
when we suggest he should have asked before jumping into someone elses
car.  Meanwhile, his friend heads around to the drivers side, 'asking' 
as he tries to get in.  When I say no thank you, he explains to me that
he must, in order to get in the photo alongside his friend.
Upon my firm recommendation, he ended up posing beside his friend on the
curb next to the car.

It's nice to get attention, but some humans are rude idiots.
This kind of moment helps you understand what a living hell celebrities
must go through on a daily basis.

On Jul 25, 2005, at 4:45 PM, dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

  Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 10:53:05 -0700
    From: Johnny Sawyer <johnny.sawyer@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Question and strange car show behavior

Yeah, that's really messed up.  I was at a show this weekend and I had
to kick three different people out of my driver seat.  One guy actually
told me I was rude to do that.  I told him ploping your butt in someone
else's exotic collectiable car is what is considered rude.
He disagreed.>

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