April 7, 2014 at 11:50 pm #2145RhiParticipant
Hey all, I figured discussion keeps me sane, and I always like talking current projects. So what sort of interesting science/engineering projects are everyone working on?
I’m currently working on a robot that has facial recognition and accepts audio commands, and I’m trying to fix a busted PS3 someone sent me.November 9, 2014 at 4:47 am #3864Raell5Spectator
I have 100s of inventions I’ve tested at least partially with scale replicas, and many I currently use. I’m trying to gather my courage and legal notes to tackle getting a licensee company for my favorite invention of all, mostly to get one of my own made with carbon fiber and will fit in a purse instead of my clumsy prototypes that only fit in a backpack.
It’s a simple device that makes you four-footed (again) and even people with bad knees are able to lope like a dog, at the speed of a slow jog, for hours uphill and down even on steep, treacherous slopes with very little effort. The user’s feet only touch down lightly every six feet or so, and since two feet are always on the ground at any given time it’s almost impossible to fall.
I’ve even used the galloper device when I was so weak I could only crawl after food poisoning, and still could bound around the house. Strangely, even a few minutes use of the device gives me hard abs like a teenager (I’m 62) and makes my spine so limber I can stand still, lay my palms flat on the floor and keep them there-without pain or bouncing. My elementary students can’t even do that!
If I lose access to the device, say while traveling, after a few weeks, my waist subsides into flab despite intense exercise and my back gets stiff.
I keep improving the design until I can almost fall asleep on them while hurtling down a mountainside, carrying a backpack. Furthermore, animals and birds take me for a deer and allow me to approach closely for photography ops.November 9, 2014 at 4:56 am #3865Raell5Spectator
Other projects in the queue to be licensed..if I get the courage..a crash-less horse carriage that anyone can drive safely and any large, relatively tame animal can be used, trained or not, as long as you can lead it safely, pet it, handle it somewhat. The carriage can also use large dogs..all without training from either the driver or the animals, no harness used. Also, the rolling wheels charge a battery so the vehicle can run on its own power after a while.
I tried it on my unbroke mule-had to blindfold him to get him near the carriage, but he powered it eagerly and didn’t want to stop.
I was inspired after attending a horse carriage show where there were several scary crashes and when I saw how little control the drivers had over their animals, how much training they all had to have.
I drove my own horses on a completely loose rein, guiding them with my thoughts alone, and even directing them to change gaits by just thinking about it, but I decided that other people needed a solution so they could drive in safety.
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