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The older I get, the smaller my cubicle gets. In fact, I don't even have a cubicle now. But my boss used to walk in undetected and catch me doing research for some assignment (WWW - to the boss it looked like web surfing) and he would tell me to get to work. I wanted to put a cowbell around him, but I'm sure he wouldn't go for it, so I had to come up with something else. (note - the title should be "Flatulent.")

Step 1: Picked up this nifty noise maker for about 6 bucks in the toy section of the food store.

Picture of Picked up this nifty noise maker for about 6 bucks in the toy section of the food store.
You can read the package for yourself. It has about 6 different random "tunes." But, the key item is the little RF remote button that comes with it.
 
Like A Boss4 years ago
Not cool.
Like a Boss!
Colonel886 years ago
I can't wait for the Whoo-pee cushion radio controlled improvised explosive device, for War!
Madrias3576 years ago
The title had me sitting here thinking, "Okay, so it's a fart detector!" Needless to say, I like this (motion activated farting device) better. I plan to make one that goes off when someone walks past the TV. Just for laughs...
rmwilson6 years ago
boss motion decetor.. I have wnated to build one these for ever in fact i cant tell you how many posts i have put up on here trying to get sem help with it .. I had the same idea.. of it toggling the screen when motion is deteceted.. are you able to make me one. I will pay for it ! i want to conceal it in a bart doll or a cube toy ... and then have it detect motion and toggle my screen ... email me so we can chat ... thanks Ryan ryan.wilson ( at) rogers.com
How about going lo-tech and attaching one of these above your monitor, then rely on your peripheral vision and that excellent pattern-recognition device - your brain - to give the alarm?
I gotta get me one of these. i bet i could use it to protect my favorite vinyl albums. That thing must have over a zillion uses (zillion isn't even a number)
actually it is a number, a very, very high number but a number nonetheless.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/zillion
It's not really a number, what the dictionary entry meant is that it is used to replace a specific large number.
Nicely pointed out... I wonder how many zillion's of times people have thought zillion wasn't a number.
haha
el_roboto_loco (author) 7 years ago
de gustibus non est disputandum! (there is no accounting for taste.)
stop the foreign comments!would it be nice if i said "bu proje tam bir deli projesi seni herif"to you?
phonzy7 years ago
man good job on the flash im deeply impressed.. ironically i can play that song on drums.. me and my band used to play it at shows LOL!!! ppl where like wtf.. anyways good invention.. and sorry bout the chick thing..
el_roboto_loco (author)  phonzy7 years ago
Cool!!!
lilsoxo7 years ago
I wouldn't be surprised it you wrote this while at work while enjoying the benefits of your boss detector.

=P Creativity at its finest.
This instructable is simply genius.
a great way to supplement this instructable would be to use "acehide free" its a program that lets you wide a window,( along with the tab in the taskbar) at the touch of a user defined shortcut
el_roboto_loco (author)  Sidney Floyd7 years ago
Well, you could use <a rel="nofollow" href="http://winlirc.sourceforge.net/">WinLIRC</a>, but I would use a little micro-controller in a box that goes between the keyboard and the PC. Knowing the keyboard interface (USB/AT) it's easy to send keystrokes. And I have already written a program using <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.autohotkey.com/">AutoHotkey</a> script that let's you click on a page and do something else, and, later, with two keystrokes, that page or document you selected, will pop up on the display. So, without touching anything, a work-related page will always be displayed if anybody walks toward your cubicle. You can even have the computer beep in case you're checking your eyelids for pinholes when the boss walks in, and you can look alive by the time he walks in. And it wouldn't interfere with whatever you were typing at the time. And you could just ping the interface box with an IR or RF signal, or just use the RF signal from the whoopee machine.<br/><br/>BTW, a friend read my instructable, and said that he has a door bell with an RF remote push button, and the whoopee thing is on the same frequency, and if somebody pushes the door bell, the whoopee thing start making noises.<br/>
It wouldn't be much use AFTER being invaded! Also, the terrorists have a lot of trouble finding a courier to deliver the remote whoopee cushion and Wal-mart sensor.
idiotjohn7 years ago
If I were you I would have removed the high brightness LED from the motion sensor and speaker wire with a switch, large red LED and a buzzer so that when it sensed motion a red LED and buzzer would go off but you could turn the whole thing off with a switch... If you used 4 core wire you could have a momentary off switch to turn the circuit off and back on. I know this wouldn't be remote but in my opinion it would work better.
royalestel7 years ago
What the heck are you doing in a cubicle? You ought to get a financial/business mentor and become a squid labs.
Punkguyta7 years ago
How about just hooking a webcam up to point at the doorway or such and have it so any motion triggers an alert in your system tray or the such. Takes probably 5min and $20.
VIDEO!
it detects farts!!!!!???!!!!! Bless you ;-), farts are awesome lol.
el_roboto_loco (author)  !Andrew_Modder!7 years ago
Actually, it detects the boss, then it creates the farts.
My boss is a fart, so this could be very handy. Three years here and I'm still waiting for at least a cost of living raise (as is everyone else here). (Not to mention my 10 hours a day with lunch at my desk.)
eviltechie7 years ago
You could just put a mirror on you monitor.
Mirror on your monitor.. *tisk* *tisk*
Now... What fun would that be?
Plus you can't right and Instructable about that! LoL!
*jokes*
Lftndbt Lftndbt7 years ago
Right = write
joe570057 years ago
next step: boss repellent!