Urine Territory Marking, Now for Humans!

Although Dogs and other animals love to mark their territory with urine, this technique has been generally ignored by human beings. Despair no more, fellow homo sapiens, we have now developed the ability to check-in on foursquare through your information stream. This device is descriptively called “Mark your Territory.”

Although this is not currently available to buy in stores (although apparently $10,000 will get you one built), [Instructables] user [blorgggggg] has furnished directions on building your own. The system is powered by an Arduino and an Android phone. The urine tags have both a pointed end for sticking in grass and the like, and a sticky back to be used in a “more urban settings.”

The video after the break gives quite a bit of background trying to justify such a system in terms of communicating in the physical world, animals, et cetera, but it’s doubtful that this excuse will get you out of a public urination charge.  You’ve been warned.

Comments

  1. vlad says:

    Seriously…?

  2. Jayson says:

    I thought we already did that with spray paint with the phrases like “Riley was here”.

  3. fartface says:

    How dumb. RFid Tags would do this easier, cheaper, and faster

  4. Aphex13 says:

    Bums have been marking their territory the natural way for ages… Walk down almost any alley way in NYC and tell me I’m wrong.

  5. wtf man?

  6. pod says:

    this
    is
    awesome!

  7. supershwa says:

    Yeah this is more of a joke than anything.

    Public urination will also get you a “sex offender” charge that will stick with you for life.

    Putting QR codes all over the place will just make it easier to determine how many public places you’ve leaked on…

  8. henry99 says:

    Lame, i gather nobody told him about foursquare

  9. Kaj says:

    I can’t help but think of the Geico commercial “do people do dumb things with smart phones?”

  10. Tweeks says:

    Wow… this must be a 99%er.. ;)

    Tweeks

  11. zuul says:

    no.

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