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DIY TV-B-Gone Jacket

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Have you ever tried to have a discussion with a friend at a restaurant but couldn't hear a thing over the din of the TV? TV-B-Gone is a remote control device that allows you to turn the darn thing off. Concealing it in a jacket allows you to execute your move discretely to avoid incurring the wrath of patrons who were watching that fishing show, hockey game or Van Halen video. Just pull down the zipper to shut the offending TV off and no one will be any the wiser. This project is beyond my crafting capabilities so I would have to buy a jacket with the TV-B-Gone already installed.

Whenever I bring my TV-B-Gone out to restaurants, I look suspicious pointing it around. So I embedded the device into a jacket and turned it into a wearable TV silencer. For the switch, I sewed paths of conductive thread that become bridged by the metal zipper pull when it passes by. At the restaurant or bar, all I have to do is unzip my jacket to turn off the TV(s).

Link - Via Fashionably Geek

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@ vonskippy

What does this have to do with hipsters?

This is geeky. So yes I would say it belongs here with all the geeks and the nerds.
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