Radio that "sneezes" to clear out its dust

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23 Responses to “Radio that "sneezes" to clear out its dust”

  1. DJ Cat Gif says:

    This is a piece of art shown in 2010 by a guy named James Chambers. Learned this after looking at the Reddit post for less than a minute.

    Another two minutes got me this link: 
    http://we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2010/02/developed-to-protect-early-mic.php

  2. Snig says:

    To bad they can’t devise a computer that sneezes to expel viruses. 

  3. Steve Allen says:

    ob ghostbusters: Generally you don’t see that kind of behavior in a major appliance.

  4. hugh crawford says:

    “1972 ” and ” radio” and ” microprocessors”  , nope. 
    I think the ven diagram of radios having microprocessoes , radios needing the dust blown out, and consumer electronics in the 70s would be three circles in the extreme periphery of the diagram far far away from each other.

    • nixiebunny says:

      Forty years on, most people have forgotten that there ever were such things as tuning knobs connected to rotating metal plates, to select the station.

      Which makes this piece all the more amusing, since the old mechanical tuning systems were way more susceptible to dust than a hermetically-sealed integrated circuit.

  5. malindrome says:

    It could only be improved it it were voiced by Jon Lovitz.

  6. SedanChair says:

    Hey! Check out this cool radio I bought at the thrift stoOH GOD IT’S ALIVE

  7. HubrisSonic says:

    Well, you certainly don’t see something like that every day.

  8. Eark_the_Bunny says:

    Hey, no fair!  I got dusty and sneezed twice today too but nobody wrote a nice Boing, Boing post about sneezing Bunnies.  No Fair!

  9. peterkvt80 says:

    That poor radio has been sat on. The top panel is distorted. One of the band select push button caps is missing. Dust is the least of its worries. I never saw a radio that died of dust. I have seen plenty of PCs that sucked in dust with their big fans until they choked when they overheated.

  10. Boundegar says:

    The best part is the six-month timer.  That’s plenty of time to completely forget, so it freaks you out EVERY TIME!

  11. this is adorable
    why is this adorable?
    my uncanny valley is broken. :(

  12. taras says:

    This is 105% genuine, my grandmother had one.

  13. nvlady says:

    Wish my computer did that.

  14. diginferno says:

    *A-CHOO!* Ouch! I think I blew a transistor :-(

  15. FreakCitySF says:

    I admit I did an Ebay search.

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