[hackerspaces] Um...ahhh...Condom Hacking...!

Lokkju Brennr lokkju at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 19:57:11 CET 2010

Idea #4: take way too many condoms, blow them up, put them in garbage
sacks;  then casually walk over to where the really bad band is
playing, and start throwing condoms at them!

Oh wait, we already did that at ToorCamp...



On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 10:51 AM,  <druid at stonedcoder.org> wrote:
> It is common practice to cover the transmitters on lavalier (sic)
> microphones to prevent talent (especially in musical theater) from sweating
> all over the electronics.
> from http://harada-sound.com/sound/handbook/rfmics.html (I never used the
> absorbent material trick, but it makes sense)
> Avoid placing the transmitter directly against the performer's skin without
> a barrier to prevent moisture from entering the transmitter and damaging the
> fragile electronics. Most engineers use unlubricated condoms in which to
> stuff the transmitter before rigging the transmitter to a performer.
> Normal-sized condoms work just fine- stretch them out a bit before rolling
> them onto the transmitter. Other people use small sandwich bags in a similar
> fashion. At the top of the transmitter, where the connectors and switches
> are usually located, stuff the top of the bag/condom with cotton or other
> absorbent material, then tape the whole package shut, allowing only for the
> antenna and microphone wire to stick out. Some engineers use art-gum eraser
> to mold around the antenna and microphone connectors, providing a watertight
> seal around those sensitive areas. Taping down all switches on a transmitter
> before the transmitter is applied to the performer is also a good idea to
> prevent inadvertent or intentional problems.
> On Sun, 10 Jan 2010, Far McKon wrote:
>> Idea #3 (via a Rumor,  Academy of Natural Science)
>> They unlubricated condoms by the thousands, because they wrap
>> electronics and sensors in it for some of their field work to keep it
>> dry and safe
>> - Far
>> On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 12:40 PM, Hank The Curmudgeon
>> <hkrishman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqFUxO9XuTw
>>> Discuss your new condom hack ideas not already covered in the video.
>>> Note: Original intended application of condom is not considered a
>>> valid new use for purposes of this discussion.
>>> Hank's Idea #1 Use the condom as an improvised ice block for a lunch
>>> pail to keep the interior contents cold yet dry until said lunch. Fill
>>> the condom with water, tie off and freeze solid. Once frozen put in
>>> lunch pail avoiding things like bottle cap edges that could compromise
>>> the integrity of the condom allowing it to leak as it thawed.
>>> Hank's Idea #2 Cut the condom into 1/4" (1 cm) wide strips (either in
>>> circumference to make rings or lengthwise to make strips) and use them
>>> either singly or in multiples to provide for emergency replacement of
>>> small springs.
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