I, for one, welcome our new robot overloards.

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by Honey, May 19, 2017.

  1. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    You guys are totally opposing the spirit of the thread. If I could afford it, I'd have all this shit in here and run my entire house remotely from my phone. Skynet just wants to help. :lol:
     
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  2. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I need to find something else to plug into my WiFi plugs now that the tree and lights are done. Since we added a couple switches I want to change them all so I never have to go back to turn off a light again. :lol:
     
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  3. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I don’t want Skynet.
     
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  4. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    Coffee maker. Turn it on from bed so you don't have to get up right away.
     
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  5. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    See, you get me.

    (What’s really bad about this is ours has a timer that I’m too lazy to set, every time I unplug it.)
     
  6. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

  7. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    But it’s on a timer. It wakes up before I have to.
     
  8. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    I don't know what coffee makers do, I'm a tea granny over here. Is there anything that can cook my bacon for me?
     
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  9. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    ... George Foreman?
     
  10. Aw Pigley

    Aw Pigley Chicken

    Sounds like you're going to end up in a Michael Scott situation
     
  11. Aw Pigley

    Aw Pigley Chicken

    I love the weird things I think it's hilarious. We plan on getting smart switches and stuff for all around the house.
     
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  12. Rico Suave

    Rico Suave Chicken

    Our Echos low-key scare the shit out of me at nighttime. When those stories came out about Alex creepily laughing I had a hard time sleeping because I was paranoid. But I'm also one of those people who sprint up stairs so that nothing grabs my ankles.

    That being said... I love all our smart switches and have zero plans of unplugging!
     
  13. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    I want the smart switches that have their own app (we dont have an echo or anything to link to) but its so expensive! Maybe we just have an abnormally high number of light switches per room haha

    We have a camera doorbell thats part of our security system. My favorite thing is the pictures it snaps of the delivery people. They have made some A+ derp faces.
     
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  14. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    My co-worker has a Furbo. When I am tired of working I have her turn on the app so I can see her doggos.
     
  15. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Haha I love that! Our spy cam is down for some reason today (I suspect Mookie) and I am sad at not getting to check on the kitties (and also it seems that our robot vacuum got into some kind of trouble so I wish I could check on him too).
     
  16. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Our switches were $12.50/ea and the plugs were $5/ea and have an app. KMC
     
  17. ThatOneGirl

    ThatOneGirl Dear Diary

    We got a Google Home and a robot vacuum for Christmas. I'm here for it.
     
  18. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    @CoolWife ooo thats much better than the prices I was seeing! $50 a light switch is a no go for me haha
     
  19. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Um yeah that's bonkers. I'll pay $5 - $15 and take it with me when I move. :lol:
    Switches - we bought them for $25/2, and one of them was defective, but the replacement Amazon sent (in like a day) worked just fine, so.
    Plugs - according to my history these were a lighting deal when we bought them apparently
     
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  20. LouiseBelcher

    LouiseBelcher spampants

    We have D-link cameras so we can check in the animals. The vacuum has an app too. Sometimes it will stop or say it's stuck and I've found that by forcing it to go back and forth and turning a little each time will often free it and it will finish. It apparently got stuck in our bathroom and I managed to free it even though I couldn't see it on the camera when I did that. I could just tell when I got home because it had been trapped on the bathmat.
     
  21. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    I've never thought of trying to make ours go in a different direction! I will try that next time when I can tell that he's stuck.
     
  22. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    Y'all trust your robot vacuums and pets a lot more than I do. The Roomba only gets run when someone is home around here. I'm always worried that it will catch the cord for a lamp, break the bulb, Indy will cut herself on the broken glass, and I'll come home to blood everywhere and an injured pup. Or something along those lines. Have I ever mentioned that I struggle with anxiety?
     
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  23. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    My robot ate my rug once
     
  24. Miss Skunk

    Miss Skunk Bullshit Scientist

    There’s a horrible but really funny twitter story somewhere from a guy whose roomba ran through dog diarrhea at the beginning of its 3am run. I think you’re being very smart here.
     
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  25. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    @Comet My bigger fear is the cat will vomit or get scared and crap on the floor and it’ll get tracked everywhere, but the premise is the same.
     

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