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    Fingerbot remote control robot actuator launched on Kickstarter

    This device basically works as a traditional-to-smart device converter. Costs about US$40.
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    Re: Fingerbot remote control robot actuator launched on Kickstarter

    All I can think of is Finger Bobs, I'm old

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    Re: Fingerbot remote control robot actuator launched on Kickstarter

    I kind of like the idea but it honestly seems rather expensive for what it is.

    For things like the light switch I can't help but think it would be cheaper (and nicer to look at) to just buy proper IoT light switches... you can buy an amazon alexa friendly one for around £15, $32 is currently a little over £24 and that's before VAT etc.

    You used to be able to get alexa/google now compatible wall sockets for around £25, then throw in alexa's IR blaster box and I'm pretty sure I could come up with a lot better setup for less... which seeing as most things now go onto standby when the plug comes on would deal for most 'tech' we own.

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    Re: Fingerbot remote control robot actuator launched on Kickstarter

    Cor, and I was just wondering how I could manage to be even more lazy about my life...

    I wonder what apps are available to let me hack my friends' Fingerbotted houses and muck about with their lives!!
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    Re: Fingerbot remote control robot actuator launched on Kickstarter

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    I kind of like the idea but it honestly seems rather expensive for what it is.
    True it is expensive but the versatility and ability to use it on devices which couldn't be turned "smart" is a plus

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Cor, and I was just wondering how I could manage to be even more lazy about my life…
    Hah I was thinking the other day I could do with a WiFi socket so I can turn my electric blanket on before I go to bed so it's nice and toasty. Solutions for first world problems.

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    Re: Fingerbot remote control robot actuator launched on Kickstarter

    Quote Originally Posted by chj View Post

    Hah I was thinking the other day I could do with a WiFi socket so I can turn my electric blanket on
    There are tonnes of options for that, although personally I wouldn't want to do that with an electric blanket (seen too many stories of them becoming a fire) lol. Most are simple sockets that go between the plug and the socket and look neater than the fingerbot thing.

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    Re: Fingerbot remote control robot actuator launched on Kickstarter

    Terrorists will just love these.
    And that's okay, you cant really get around people like that in today's world, if only politicians would stop using those idiots as excused to restrict our societies, cuz it is a pretty lame excuse.
    I would personally rather risk dying by the hand of some religious nutcase than give up my freedom and rights.

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    Re: Fingerbot remote control robot actuator launched on Kickstarter

    That is awful.

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    Re: Fingerbot remote control robot actuator launched on Kickstarter

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    Terrorists will just love these.
    And that's okay, you cant really get around people like that in today's world, if only politicians would stop using those idiots as excused to restrict our societies, cuz it is a pretty lame excuse.
    I would personally rather risk dying by the hand of some religious nutcase than give up my freedom and rights.


    Ya think you might wanna, ya know, stay on topic and spout your anti establishment trash elsewhere xD

    These look interesting, an expensive first foray, granted but it definitely has its uses.

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    Re: Fingerbot remote control robot actuator launched on Kickstarter

    Hahaha, the adhesive is going to fail sooner or later, you can see the entire cube flexing when pressing those buttons.

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    Re: Fingerbot remote control robot actuator launched on Kickstarter

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    These look interesting, an expensive first foray, granted but it definitely has its uses.
    I can imagine plenty of uses... none of which I could (personally) justify within a generally able-bodied market, though.
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