Created By: MsCC93 on August 14, 2017 Last Edited By: SamCurt on August 19, 2017
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Gadgeteer's House

A character whose house is ridden with technology to help assist in daily tasks.

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Bob has a bathroom with a machine that helps him brush his teeth. He also has a machine that automatically styles his hair for him. Bob also has a foot-activated door-opener. His lamps also have built-in gadgets that assist in the maintenance of the house and also gives Bob materials he will need for the day.


Examples

Film - Live Action
  • Back to the Future begins inside Dr. Emmet Brown's house, where his alarm clock triggers a machine to automatically prepare breakfast for him and for his dog, Einstein. Since the Doc Brown's been missing for a few days, his kitchen is a mess of uneaten breakfasts.
  • The home of the Potts family in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is littered with the Homemade Inventions of father Caractus Potts, including the automated breakfast maker in the kitchen and the music box in the children's room.

Literature
  • In Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note, the local Techno Wizard Nanaki uses his skills to transform his house that he's forced to stay before majority into this. Specifically, it is pretty much managed by artificial intelligence, including driverless cars, robotic servants, and large numbers of sensors that reports literally everything in the house (to the point of enabling precision agriculture and horticulture). It's also self-sufficient in terms of food production, involving a fish farm and what the novel refers as miniature farm animals.

Live-Action TV

Video Games
  • In Dishonored 2, Kirin Jindosh's Clockwork Mansion is a tribute to his mechanical engineering genius and rearranges itself on the fly to better fit his current mood and desire to impress the guests.

Western Animation
  • In , The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Jimmy's bathroom has a machine that changes his hairstyle for him. He has a few in his room as well.
  • The home shared by bumbling inventor Wallace and his faithful canine companion Gromit in Wallace & Gromit animations has all sorts of inventions built in. Examples include a hinged bed arranged next to a trap door so that Wallace can go straight from bed to the breakfast table, and a toy train that carries mail and other goods around the house.

Real Life
  • Stephen Fry's personal home is filled with a ridiculous amount of gadgets, from futuristic stoves, ice cream making balls, and a contraption bottle opener.

Community Feedback Replies: 11
  • August 14, 2017
    MetaFour
    For the title, I think you mean either "Gadget-Ridden House" or "Gadgeteer's House".

    • Back To The Future begins inside Dr. Emmet Brown's house, where his alarm clock triggers a machine to automatically prepare breakfast for him—and for his dog, Einstein. Since the Doc Brown's been missing for a few days, his kitchen is a mess of uneaten breakfasts.
  • August 14, 2017
    MsCC93
    Okay, you may change it if you like.

  • August 14, 2017
    MsCC93
    In , The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, Jimmy's bathroom has a machine that changes his hairstyle for him. He has a few in his room as well.
  • August 14, 2017
    Leporidae
    Western Animation

    • The home shared by bumbling inventor Wallace and his faithful canine companion Gromit in Wallace And Gromit animations has all sorts of inventions built in. Examples include a hinged bed arranged next to a trap door so that Wallace can go straight from bed to the breakfast table, and a toy train that carries mail and other goods around the house.

    Film - Live Action

  • August 15, 2017
    Malady
    Smart Houses IRL are an example? Or do the inventions have to be all owner-made?
  • August 15, 2017
    MsCC93
    I think it can be a combination of both: owner-made and bought.
  • August 15, 2017
    Snowy66
    Real Life
    • Stephen Fry's personal home is filled with a ridiculous amount of gadgets, from futuristic stoves, ice cream making balls, and contraption bottle opener.
  • August 16, 2017
    Koveras
    • In Dishonored 2, Kirin Jindosh's Clockwork Mansion is a tribute to his mechanical engineering genius and rearranges itself on the fly to better fit his current mood and desire to impress the guests.
  • August 17, 2017
    SamCurt
    This is a potentially a subtrope of Cool House, and the following example is copied out from there.

    Literature
    • In Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note, the local Techno Wizard Nanaki uses his skills to transform his house that he's forced to stay before majority into this. Specifically, it is pretty much managed by artificial intelligence, including driverless cars, robotic servants, and large numbers of sensors that reports literally everything in the house (to the point of enabling precision agriculture and horticulture). It's also self-sufficient in terms of food production, involving a fish farm and what the novel refers as miniature farm animals.
  • August 18, 2017
    marcoasalazarm
    Eccentric as it already was on Pee Wees Playhouse, Pee Wee Herman's home got itself an upgrade on Pee Wees Big Adventure with a fully automated brakfast-making machine.
  • August 19, 2017
    Snicka
    Expect the machines to be some kind of Rube Goldberg Device.
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