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03/05/2005

Spherical 3-D Mercury Switch

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  A switch that can give any device an instant (automatic) equilibrium. Every spot inside the sphere has a different touch point much like the old mercury switches that regulated heating systems, but this one has thousands instead of two contact points making and giving it a total 3 dimensional capability. If it were in the head of a robot the robot would then know exactly where it was. It would know left, right, tipping, forwards, backwards, and upside down. All directions. Then it could constantly adjust itself and compensate to keep up right and mobile. This switch could be used in heavy equipment or in other technologies. Almost any device or equipment that needed to stay stable and up right would have that exact ability with this switch. It could be used in large or small toys like a moving flight simulator you see at the mall or a gyroscope.
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