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    #31
    Originally posted by filthy1980 View Post
    very cool idea . . . but far too much of a faff for me

    hope she appreciates it, but in my experience she'll still be moaning at you for the rest of your life,

    "have you done x y or z?"

    "no you can't go on holiday with your mates"

    "we're spending xmas at my parents" etc etc

    "when's the last time you did anything nice for me"

    you'll bring up the proposal, she'll respond wth . . .


    "that was years ago, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY!"

    But

    best of luck eh
    Happly married then filthy, we all should be so lucky
    Fiscal nomad it's legal.

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      #32
      Originality, well done, I'm sure your gf will love it.

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        #33
        Originally posted by alreadypacked View Post
        Happly married then filthy, we all should be so lucky
        can't live with em . . . can't kill em

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          #34
          Err, congratulations. No offence but it sounds a bit sad, I like gadgets as much as the next man but wouldn’t say the same for my missus. She would look at me with a disappointed look on her face (not just cause I asked her !) then say get it open. Good luck !

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            #35
            Originally posted by d000hg View Post
            I think I'm more impressed by your engineering abilities than the romantic part (which is nice in itself). Hugely nerdy but certainly very cool, and unique.

            I don't suppose we can see a picture of it?
            thanks, but the idea wasn't mine, it came from one of Nicks "Monday links", the circuitry I have done (my first ever micro-electronics attempt), the software is a bit of a mash up from other scripts tailored to my specific circuit

            Original Concept is here (not my box): The Reverse Geocache™ Puzzle Box | Arduiniana

            Detailed Build Plans that helped me a lot are here (also not my box): The Frustromantic Box, Part 1: Intro « New Bright Idea

            when it's complete I'll post pics
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              #36
              Originally posted by chef View Post
              ...

              press it again you get "Attempt 2 of 50" etc.
              What happens when it gets to 50 failures?

              I used to know a gal who would try just that to see if it worked.
              Behold the warranty -- the bold print giveth and the fine print taketh away.

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                #37
                Originally posted by lukemg View Post
                Err, congratulations. No offence but it sounds a bit sad, I like gadgets as much as the next man but wouldn’t say the same for my missus. She would look at me with a disappointed look on her face (not just cause I asked her !) then say get it open. Good luck !
                Thanks for the congrats, it's your opinion about it being sad, each to their own I suppose. No offence taken.

                I expect her to be very curious about what's in it, frustrated about not being able to open it right away (meaning I'll have to have another xmas present to fix that prob) and then start working out where it could be to open it.

                We'll be at her mum's for xmas so she'll have that distance as an intial reading, a new reading from home the following day and then I'm almost certain she'll involve her teacher friends/colleagues as we see them on boxing day who I can guarantee a specific one of them will suggest a map and trigonometry to solve the problem which then won't take too long for her to work out where the "opening" location is.

                After that I expect her to plan the weekend away (as she is already talking about in early spring going to the very same island) and so the opening to be shortly after new year. Which would also be a good opportunity to use her new Digital Camera that I've bought as the "other" xmas present.
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                  #38
                  I don't want to rain on your parade etc

                  Seems to me it'll be pretty obvious to realise what is in the box, so not much of a surprise

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by Sysman View Post
                    What happens when it gets to 50 failures?

                    I used to know a gal who would try just that to see if it worked.
                    I've added into the program at 25, 40, 45, 49 and 50 certain messages letting her know that she's used up half the chances, a few chances left, in 5 chances it will lock for 3 months, be very careful and finally at 50 it says "box locked. 3 months until next retry, powering down" and it switches off for 20 more button presses (not actually 3 months) and that's the reason I added the backdoor to gain access just incase she does not want to play along.
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                      #40
                      WOW that really appeals to both my romantic side & my geeky side

                      Well done.

                      I hope you have, very many happy and healthy years together
                      I'm sorry, but I'll make no apologies for this

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