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 Post subject: Re: Logos & Designs
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:26 pm 
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Actually, that's kind of what I was thinking. We could make a 2-3 ft version using scrap lumber and a 36 inch stainless mash stirrer (we'd have to back it w/ rebar for reinforcement). I could get my wife and some of her friends to make plush cherries that we could launch. It'd be a pretty fun thing to show off at, say, the science museum plaza...


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 Post subject: Re: Logos & Designs
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:54 pm 
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Hmmm... lemme suggest that it be no more than 28" high, 36" wide, and 60" long. (Keeping it within those maximum dimensions would make it Subaru-transportable, if I fold the back seat down.)

I've never built a spoonapult, but I could conceivably do the framing.

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 Post subject: Re: Logos & Designs
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:33 pm 
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idris_arslanian wrote:
Actually, that's kind of what I was thinking. We could make a 2-3 ft version using scrap lumber and a 36 inch stainless mash stirrer (we'd have to back it w/ rebar for reinforcement). I could get my wife and some of her friends to make plush cherries that we could launch. It'd be a pretty fun thing to show off at, say, the science museum plaza...

heck, i could make a few plush cherries for the spoonapult.


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 Post subject: Re: Logos & Designs
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:51 pm 
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hootenanny wrote:
idris_arslanian wrote:
Actually, that's kind of what I was thinking. We could make a 2-3 ft version using scrap lumber and a 36 inch stainless mash stirrer (we'd have to back it w/ rebar for reinforcement). I could get my wife and some of her friends to make plush cherries that we could launch. It'd be a pretty fun thing to show off at, say, the science museum plaza...

heck, i could make a few plush cherries for the spoonapult.


with a pattern I could make some too

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 Post subject: Re: Logos & Designs
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:47 am 
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excellent. who's got a few garage door springs?


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 Post subject: Re: Logos & Designs
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:59 am 
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metis wrote:
excellent. who's got a few garage door springs?


Axeman?

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 Post subject: Re: Logos & Designs
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:32 am 
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not that i recall at the texatonka sat, but smaller would prolly be ok for the portable version we're looking at.


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 Post subject: Re: Logos & Designs
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metis wrote:
not that i recall at the texatonka sat, but smaller would prolly be ok for the portable version we're looking at.


That's what I was thinking, full size garage door springs would probably get the cherry to Minneapolis.

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 Post subject: Re: Logos & Designs
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:01 pm 
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or the acceleration could pop it.

i think we can probably use 3/4" conduit for the throw arm. i've got some in the garage, anyone have a conduit bender? a cheap flat steel bowl will probably be a more spoon shaped head, anyoen want to hit thrift stores?

i believe i've got some scrap 2x2 we could use as well but will have to check.


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 Post subject: Re: Logos & Designs
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:54 pm 
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metis- do you still have some elmo fur lying around?


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