In the Maker Shed: New 3rd Gen TV-B-Gone

In the Maker Shed: New 3rd Gen TV-B-Gone
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Turn any TV on or off with a click of the button! With the new and improved 3rd Gen TV-B-Gone, even those new big-screen LCD TVs aren’t safe anymore! New features include instant reactivation with the press of a button, a bigger battery, and a flashing LED that indicates the unit is sending out its signal. If you don’t want the LED on, simply double-click at the beginning of a new sequence for “stealth mode”

12 thoughts on “In the Maker Shed: New 3rd Gen TV-B-Gone

  1. Aaron Ramsey says:

    Look at me! I’m so important and my opinion is so much better than yours that I will impose my will on everyone around me!

    Seriously, these TV-B-Gone crapvertisements really have no place on Make.

    1. Marc de Vinck says:

      The TV-B-Gone can be used for good too! I was in a diner with my children. The diner was virtually empty, and the news was blaring on a TV. Nobody was watching it. Needless to say a story about some horrific crimes was being broadcast and it caught my kids attention. It was a simple press of a button to turn it off.

      When the manager looked confused, I explained to him that the news was really inappropriate for young children, and he responded with a big “Thank You”!

      1. Aaron Ramsey says:

        Or, alternatively, you could have… I don’t know… maybe have actually TALKED to the manager and have asked him to turn it off?

        1. Marc de Vinck says:

          I absolutely would have…if I could have! He was in the kitchen (I assume chatting with the cooks).

          Trust me, the news item was soooooo inappropriate for children, that it needed immediate attention.

          Oh, and I forgot to mention, the TV was mounted to a bracket that hung from the ceiling, so I couldn’t reach it. Also, on my way out I turned it back on, and he laughed. It was all good! I still go to the diner regularly. :)

    2. alandove says:

      Aaron, you have an odd way of looking at things. I think TV has no place invading my life simply because I have to be in some public area for awhile. When I’m stuck in some dismal airport lounge, or a doctor’s waiting room, or out trying to have a decent dinner in a restaurant, it’s the television network that’s imposing its will on me. The TV-B-Gone is just leveling the playing field a bit.

    3. Andy L says:

      I guess it is at least a little arrogant to turn off TVs in public places.

      It is at least 1/20th as arrogant as being a self-elected internet morality cop.

      (By the way, do you have any fascinating opinions on graffiti or automobile modifications that may or may not be street legal in some jurisdictions?)

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