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realjjj
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sounds good
realjjj   5/24/2016 6:06:44 PM
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Quick someone invent a drinking game for this thing!

A couple of weeks ago i was joking in a comment about interactive plates for kids, this is not a plate but close enough.

How sturdy is it and any clue how they know when you drink, do they use capacitive sensing? I think Cypress was doing liquid-level measurement that way with a PSoC.

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Re: sounds good
Max The Magnificent   5/24/2016 6:15:59 PM
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@realjjj: Quick someone invent a drinking game for this thing!

I'll drink to that!

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Re: sounds good
David Ashton   5/24/2016 7:20:34 PM
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@realjjj said: Quick someone invent a drinking game for this thing!

If you fill it with beer, does your creature get tipsy??

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Re: sounds good
realjjj   5/24/2016 7:33:44 PM
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No idea but it will congratulate you every time you drink and that's what matters!

Unless it's light beer, then it turns green and dies.

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Re: sounds good
mosspp   5/27/2016 5:23:52 PM
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Ya gotta give the designers credit for the 13.5 oz capacity.  Enough volume for a 12-oz beer and room for a head.

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Re: sounds good
Max The Magnificent   5/24/2016 6:18:00 PM
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@Realjjj: How sturdy is it...

It appears to be very sturdy indeed -- it has a really good/rugged "feel" to it and I have the impression it would survive typical kid-level interactions involving a lot of dropping and banging and general rough-and-tumble.

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Re: sounds good
Max The Magnificent   5/24/2016 6:19:28 PM
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@realjjj: ...any clue how they know when you drink, do they use capacitive sensing?

I don't know, but I'm assuming it's a mix of capacitive sensing and motion (knowing when the bottle is tilted bottom-up for drinking)

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Re: sounds good
realjjj   5/24/2016 6:46:25 PM
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Thanks for the extra info.

Noticed that it doesn't have a strap while being rather big for tiny hands. Wonder if that was a conscious decision or they might have missed the issue.

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How much checking does it do?
TonyTib   5/24/2016 8:14:25 PM
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What if Max needs a caffeine boost and fills it with coffee?  Will it know?

Or, given his Irish heritage, fills it with Irish coffee?  Or Scotch waterwhiskey?

What happens if the kid drains it out on the ground?  Can it tell if it's going into a mouth or just flowing out?


I'll take a pass - my little monsters do a pretty good job of drinking water already, and don't need more distractions.

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