Made One Of These Today

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  1. Metalman

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    OK..................so, what is it?
     
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    Put a motor in that sucker and some lasers, then I will be impressed! :D
     
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    Kinetic sculpture?
     
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    For those that can't get to youtube as it may be blocked at work....

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8u4Gosq2iE]YouTube - Made One Of These Today II[/ame]

    And yeah, what the heck is that?
     
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    Very cool indeed. Who was the gray haired guy giving it a shove? :cornut:

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  8. Metalman

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    #8 Metalman, Feb 15, 2011
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    It's actually a part of a museum exhibit.

    With a nod to this fella....
    [​IMG]

    The gray haired dude in the video would be me. And thanks Jim, you are so kind.... The dude in the video has no gray hair. :D

    It was a pretty tricky piece of work.....
    I had to calculate all the contact points in order to get a perfect alignment and contact patch for each motorcycle wheel. Each tire had to have the exact air pressure in order to make contact with each adjacent wheel (we don't need no stinking TPMS modules here). One of my competitors tried taking this business away from me..... Guess who only makes them now???
     
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    Bucky!

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  10. Metalman

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    Are you sure? Must have been the light or something. :cornut:

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    Very cool!!!
    Did you see the aluminum palm trees I brought to PR?

    Here they are with lighting on them.

    [​IMG]

    During set up I made a hat with a couple of leafs.
    [​IMG]

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  13. Metalman

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    Mark....
    Really nice work there.
    Looks like your job takes you out to really cool locations.
    So how did your wife let you escape without bringing her along? And don't tell me someone needed to stay home and guard the new garage.
    My wife would have been all over that trip as a mini vacation for her.
     
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    It's a wheel-faced octagon. Impressive! :Thumbsup:
     
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    On Mark, it look good. Not sure I could pull it off. :cornut:

    Jim
     
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    Ok the obvious question, now that we (sort of) know what it is, why build it? :crazy:

    Let me guess, it's your bid to solve global warming
     
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    $$$
     
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    I thought it was going to transform. :D
     
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    That is so cool. I bet a few Bike (MC) dealerships would love to have one of those!
     
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    Good answer!!!

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