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  • EUREKA! (warning: pictures)

    HI GUYS!

    I was bored today, so I thought i'd do something I have had in my mind for a while.

    This is a kendo practice device I thought up....
    I modelled it out quickly in solidworks.
    It's a bit off the wall, but I intend to build one.

    I hope you enjoy!
    I put in some crappy figure drawings to demonstrate...
    TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!

    the kendotron9000
    AKA "mechanical motodachi"!


    So here it is... it consists of a frame holding a wheel up high at head level.
    A shinai is hooked on to the wheel by way of a ring.
    An electric motor slowly turns the wheel using a chain or a belt of some kind.
    I guess at about 2 wheel revolutions per minute.
    When the shinai falls over its centre of gravity it will swing down at your men.

    The player then parries, dodges and counters.


    Show the machine your best kamae and wait for the strike.


    BLOCK! (or you can move away like Men Nuki Do)


    COUNTER!


    you can also practice striking any of the legal kendo targets with the kendotron9000 switched off. I'm thinking of building the pads out of sheets of cushon foam covered in vinyl or something.

  • #2
    That is brilliant! I really like your drawings.

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    • #3
      It lives!!!!!

      I think it would be quite difiucult to make it able to strike fast and hard while making it not simply continuing the hit after you parry it.

      Anyway if you ever make it I may be intrested in one.

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      • #4
        Robots are not allowed to hurt humans. Don't you know the three rules?!?!?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hai_Hai
          Robots are not allowed to hurt humans. Don't you know the three rules?!?!?
          You are forgetting law zeroth :
          "A robot may not injure humanity, or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm." so the robot could not permit someone who has made such a machine to live as he would spoil the gene-pool.

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          • #6
            I can imagine that machine succeeding wonderfully at training you to become really good at fighting similar machines

            Cute drawings though

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            • #7
              Bring on the toons!

              Wonderful! Keep it coming please.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Haowen
                I can imagine that machine succeeding wonderfully at training you to become really good at fighting similar machines

                Cute drawings though
                you may be right....

                i might be better off just making something stationary i can fight rather than something that will mislead my reflexes with a slow hit.

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                • #9
                  It would still likely beat me. (

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                  • #10
                    hook up a petrol fueled merlin rolls royce engine on the shinai and it'll do just fine..

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mystic_kendoka
                      hook up a petrol fueled merlin rolls royce engine on the shinai and it'll do just fine..
                      HAHAHAHA
                      i have an old Apache helicopter engine laying around, maybe i'll use that instead.

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                      • #12
                        SHWEET!!!

                        sounds cool! if you could get it to work... take a lawn mower engine and.. never mind your machine would probably fly away... Hey I have a good idea. Force your friend into some bogu and beat the crap out of him! MWAHAHAHAHA!
                        Just kidding.

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