Thursday, February 03, 2011

Ha! Find One Of These At Mal-Wart!

Amazon.com sells a genuine UFO detector.* Bit rich for my blood, I'll have to stick to the ol' "calibrated WTFWT?" method or naked eyes and the teeny hairs that stand up on the back of the neck.
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* How do we know? 'Cos it doesn't go off for fake ones!

10 comments:

og said...

it's a field strength tester. You gotta be kidding me. I have a compass from Crackerjack that will do the same thing. Note that it's $149, 149 being the squares of the first three integers. Coincidence? I think not.

Brigid said...

That looks suspiciously like a Habitrail with some wiring. Was Mr. Whiskers kidnapped by aliens?

gator said...

That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. Everyone knows that UFOs have jamming devices which render these detectors absolutely useless. How do you think they stay unidentified?

Now, I'm off to the store for more tinfoil.

Tam said...

Best. Product. Reviews. EVAR!

Srsly, go read 'em.

bluntobject said...

Looks like someone just learned how to solder. Shouldn't that be on Etsy?

Roberta X said...

It's actually a meat tenderizer!!!!

danno said...

Here's one a little cheaper:
And here's a simple idea that will let you make your own:

(I'm guessing the most expensive part in this design is the plastic case)

danno said...

It gets better. Turns out they'll knock a 1/3rd off the price if you assemble it yourself. They've even made the construction manual available online.

They use a 1490 digital compass module (which they retail for $15.95).  Couple buck for the MCU and board.

Looking at the plastic kit, it's all pretty standard stuff.. I was guessing around $15 for the plastic so it's in the same ball park.

warlocketx said...

It's a detector for careless UFOs.

If the pilots maintain proper procedure, the field is kept so tight that these are useless. By the time it reacts visibly it's only a couple of feet away from being crushed by the interface. Full marks to the inventor for figuring out the principle, though.

Regards,
Ric

Bubblehead Les. said...

Remember, even if you are able to detect them, you should always verify your findings. Just step into the light, let them take you to the Operating Room....