IOT – The Internet of Toilets

I was thinking that it would be humorous to invent a wifi connected toilet lid so you can tell if it’s up or down from anywhere in the world. It seems like everyone is connecting even the most ridiculous things to the internet so why not this? Turns out, things like this have not only been talked about for years, they’re starting to come true.

Kohler has come out with the Numi SmartToilet, a toilet/bidet that opens and closes the lid for you among a host of other functions. Believe it or not, it’s even an MP3 player. This opens the lid on a whole new audio communication medium – the potcast.

Unfortunately, the Numi doesn’t appear to be internet connected. There’s really no reason for it to be internet connected but the lack of wifi makes it seem somehow unsophisticated. But the $6300 price tag makes up for it a little.

All that’s left is to create an IOT toiled with Alexa voice control. Then you can shop from your pot.

A New Way to Take a Shower

My kids kept complaining about having to take a shower every night. They were always saying things like “but we didn’t go anywhere to get dirty” or “we don’t stink!” or “it takes too long”. So I told them I would build this contraption for them to use so they wouldn’t have to expend any energy in the future. Their complaints have been strangely muted lately.