Good ideas with bad execution, or good execution of what should be bad ideas - an analysis of inferior, off-beat or malfunctioning products, and how other people's failures can help us design better stuff.
Don’t calculate on power
Another one for the home-brewed fixes / bodges / kludges category… Calculate the odds that this calculator actually works, with the modified on / off switch. See it in all its glory on thereifixedit.com The Favourite Comment reads:
“I wouldn’t be so quick to judge that the switch turns on/off the calculator. For all we know, that’s a kludged doomsday device activation protocol.” (Fixer Thadius)
Talking of calculators, don’t forget our very first in the Impossible Objects series – the Simplified Calculator, courtesy of Jacques Carelman. Previous entries from the Don’t-Try-This-At-Home department:Tags: car door, Impossible objects, mobile phone, odds, water tap