Steve writes in…
A local maker bought some kits from me while ago, including a TV-B-Gone. Turns out he’s also a local cop.
He started raving about how great it would be to have a TV-B-Gone packaged for cops. He said that often they arrive at a house and there are one or more TVs blaring and people screaming, especially in domestic abuse cases, and he would love to have a way to shut down all the TVs. He also said they see porn playing with kids in the house and usually make a point to shut it down, but this takes attention away from the rest of the situation.
The problem is that cops already have a lot of stuff to carry around -radio, gun, taser, cuffs, flashlight, etc.
So I thought what about building a TV-B-Gone into the base of a maglite? You could machine a replacement base that would house everything. These would have to be sold fully assembled, not a kit.
You can have the idea. I could help develop this if you want, but I’m just too busy to do it all. I can probably get the machining aspects of the replacement base worked out and some samples machined, as I know some CNC friends. And my friend would be happy to deploy some for testing with the local police.
Makers, go for it!