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Postby BewareOfDog » Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:28 am

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Postby sgort87 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:25 am

That would be so much cooler if those cylinders could actually be controlled. It looks to just be a stand.

Either way, that thing is COOL!
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Postby fullmetaljacket » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:48 am

screw that, i want this!

http://flickr.com/photos/firemaster/4102397/

this FIREMASTER person looks to be quite a resourceful dude:

http://flickr.com/photos/firemaster/page10/
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Postby Freefall » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:32 am

OK, that's it. I'm going to burning man next year just to see this guy's artwork in person.
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Postby sgort87 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:47 am

Freefall, if you are serious, I have been actively trying to arrange a Burning Man meet and would love to get you in on it. I seriously want to set up a spudder camp this summer at BM. I'll do a bit more work and get back to you.
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Postby Zorrowannabe9 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:51 am

We should totally have a spudtech sector at burning man
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Postby Freefall » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:01 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="tahoma,verdana,arial" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Freefall, if you are serious, I have been actively trying to arrange a Burning Man meet and would love to get you in on it. I seriously want to set up a spudder camp this summer at BM. I'll do a bit more work and get back to you.<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">Don't go to work based on that statement, I wasn't being serious. I <i>want</i> to go, but I don't have the vacation time available.
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Postby jimmy » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:38 am

Damn, look at the recoil mechanism on the original post! That is down right brilliant.

Where can you get air pistons like that (for cheap)?

But his barrel looks way to short.
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Postby mafia_mike » Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:16 pm

It's nice every once in a while to see someone who takes the time to custom make the parts themselves. Whether he machined it himself or not it still looks purdy. That thing puts my pile of PVC to shame lol
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Postby clide » Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:34 pm

Pneumatic actuators can usually be found in lots on ebay for fairly cheap. I wonder if those actually move as air springs or if they are just for show. I can only see one of the ports on one of the cylinders, but the one I do see appears to be wide open, which would lead me to believe that it is just for show, but I could be wrong.
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