184 – Snow Enjuhneering

184 – Snow Enjuhneering

Thanks to a friend and inspired by the Snow Couch of Freshman Hill.

Get on this, engineers. I vote for a Beakman’s World marathon on the snow TV. The opening penguins will make slightly more sense.

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Discussion (5)¬

  1. Joseph says:

    You’d have to either cover a real TV in snow (and the snow on the sides would most likely not stay in place) or make a tv-shaped mound of snow and project the image onto it. I doubt either would be very convincing.

    I’ve heard something about paper-thin screens, but I’m pretty sure they don’t exist yet. If they did, though, they would probably be a better choice. You could easily support one from behind without disrupting the integrity of the snow pile, and you could reasonably hide the receiver in there as well.

    If you were going for something more along the lines of “make a television out of nothing but frozen water and tree branches,” I somehow doubt that anyone will do it.

  2. aj2x says:

    I’ll have my minions start to work on ice-crystal-based semiconductors.

    I bet that a projection system actually would work pretty well — I’ve seen video projected on mist, so a nice flat snow surface should do just fine.

  3. werekitty says:

    If he made it work with just twigs and snow, he’s got a new power source! Awesome, he’ll be rich!

  4. Smee says:

    I’ve been told that the ice in Alaska is so clear that you can read the newspaper through a foot of it. You could just as easily substitute ice for the screen.

    The most practical method, of course, is to dissect a TV and encase it in snow. The trick then becomes an issue of ventilation, etc.

  5. Smee says:

    Or, it runs on the power of STEPHEN COLBERT. IN AMERICA!