Introduction: Episode 23: the Self-Cleaning Monitor

Are you tired of having to clean your monitor when it gets dirty or dusty?

Well we here at Stupid Inventions sure are tired of it, which is why we invented The Self-Cleaning Monitor!

Just turn it on, and a cleaning cloth will automatically wipe your computer screen for you!

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Samuri+Squid made it!(author)2009-10-16

 keep up the good work!

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StupidInventions made it!(author)2009-10-17

Thanks for the kind words!
More Stupid Inventions to come!

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porcupinemamma made it!(author)2009-10-14

I love you more and more each time I see one of your stupidinventions!!!!! BTW, I like trolls in pointy red hats too.  Whereare you finding yours?

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StupidInventions made it!(author)2009-10-14

hahahaha thanks!
The big lawn gnome?
It was on clearance at Target for $5 like a year ago...
It's cast iron though so it's super heavy...
I actually just got another mini gnome at target for $1
you can see him in this video, hanging from the edge of the shelf abovemy desk...

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porcupinemamma made it!(author)2009-10-15

Ahhhh Tarrrrrr -Jay. A rose by anyother name would smell so sweet. Alas when I moved back to Canada from MI, our relationship wassevered by miles.  We don't have any in Canada :0(

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StupidInventions made it!(author)2009-10-15

no Tar-Jay in canada? that stinks!

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porcupinemamma made it!(author)2009-10-16

Alas...no.

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porcupinemamma made it!(author)2009-10-15

Keep posting!! You have a cult following.  We look forward to eachcool video you produce, and you certainly have a place at Instructables!

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StupidInventions made it!(author)2009-10-15

aww, thanks!
well actually I have much more of a youtube following (2000+ youtubesubscribers as opposed to only 38 here on instructables) but i willdefinitely keep making more stupid inventions, and will be posting themhere (with pics and details when i can...)

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porcupinemamma made it!(author)2009-10-15

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masterochicken made it!(author)2009-10-14

 I like that you have an "Up" desktop. Very suiting forStupid Inventions.

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StupidInventions made it!(author)2009-10-14

I was waiting for someone to mention that... It was such a great movie!one of my all time favs... I wish I could buy a Carl Fredricksen figurefor my desk... :(

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masterochicken made it!(author)2009-10-15

 I'm going to post something soon that I think you'd get a kick outof. I'll sent you a link when it gets published.

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StupidInventions made it!(author)2009-10-15

cool! cant wait to see it!

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Scott_Tx made it!(author)2009-10-14

oh, just get a windshield wiper off an old car and you're set, sheesh

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masterochicken made it!(author)2009-10-14

 But that wouldn't be as ridiculous, and there fore nowhere near asmuch fun.

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StupidInventions made it!(author)2009-10-14

scott, that would probably work, but would also make me way over budget(i try not to spend more than $10 per invention...)

ha, exactly masterochicken! glad you have the Stupid Invention spirit!

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ycc2106 made it!(author)2009-10-13

Agree too. Without any explanation or view of the mechanism, it looks fake - retouched.
FYI: This site is called 'instructables', you know with 'instruct'... not 'idea'

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StupidInventions made it!(author)2009-10-14

As I said before, making instructables are hard.... so I only go to thetrouble when I feel an invention is overly complicated... since most ofthe invention is based on something store-bought and pre-made, I didntfeel the need for an instructable.

FYI: When you click on the submit button, you have different options ofwhat to submit. There's "Instructable" and also "Video".
"What kind of videos can I post?
Submit your how-to videos, show off what you have made or are currently making. Just make sure the videos are your own. "

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lemonie made it!(author)2009-10-13

How about showing us how you built this?

L

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mikeasaurus made it!(author)2009-10-13

If you watch some of his other videos there isn't always an explanation to how it was created, though it would be nice.

Mariachi music always make me smile

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StupidInventions made it!(author)2009-10-13

Thanks for all the interest in how I made this invention!

I apologize for not posting detailed instructions, it's annoying to make them, so I only do it when I feel a Stupid Invention had a complicated instruction....

Most of this inventions was taking from a set of USB powered "Woot Off Lights" I got from woot.com. I took it apart, disabled the light, and basically just kept the spinning motor. I then tied the piece of screen cleaning fabric to it and that was pretty much it...

If you have any more questions feel free to ask!

and yes, you gotta love Mariachi music! :)

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chopstx made it!(author)2009-10-13

I agree with lemonie, P0$T it!

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