Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland
ffutures

WTF?

I've spent most of my time at work this week putting together a big order for scientific equipment. This has inevitably involved looking through quite a few catalogues.

One of my discoveries was that the catalogue of a certain science education company includes a lot of electronics kits. One of them is for building a switching mechanism (with various timing modes etc.) that is triggered by the light from a cellphone's screen as an incoming call is received.

They suggest using it to switch on central heating. I have a nasty feeling that it would be remarkably easy to find other uses for it, which would be considerably easier than trying to hack the internal circuitry of the phone. Tomorrow I think I may drop them a line...
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