Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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ultrastill

gimble plus simulator struts
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I have seen a few extreme cake episodes and wonder why there isn't an extreme platform to transport their beautiful pieces of edible engineering.

If a car had a platform suspended by a Gimbal it might be thought of as enough but a vehicle driving, while not automated by computational timeslice yet, is still quite violent for delicate strands of sugarpaste. I suggest a Gimbal augmented with , some computer momentum delaying wizardry, a Gough-Stewart platform.

if the vehicle's momentum is measured, a momentum displacing sliding platform, with the right computational algorithm hooked to electrical actuators, can buffer the oncoming momentum thereby making the cake feel nothing until sliced. Not still as such but ultrastill.

No damage, no red faces ( well a few after the tasting).

wjt, Jan 09 2018

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       The answer may be to attach a cake platter to the end of the gun turret on a Challenger 2*   

       (*The tank, not the reincarnation of the space shuttle.)
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 09 2018
  

       // making the cake feel nothing //   

       If made properly, cakes do not have a nervous system and are therefore incapable of feeling anything.   

       A better form of words would be "completely isolate the cake from dynamic forces".   

       // end of the gun turret //   

       Sp. "end of the gun barrel" or "gun muzzle".   

       Also, "gun turret" is tautology, since the Challenger only has the one turret, having the sole purpose of acting as a base of support for the main gun.
8th of 7, Jan 09 2018
  

       [8th of 7] You don't occasionally have feelings for cake?   

       The valid tautology 'gun turret' implies I can take the gun off and modify the Challenger 2 for cake turreting capabilities.
wjt, Jan 09 2018
  

       For caking purposes, that is usually termed a “hole” rather than a turret.
Ian Tindale, Jan 09 2018
  

       There will always be the problem of starting/stopping the motion of the thing that carries that "beautiful piece of edible engineering". If the cake truly stays still, then the carrier and the cake will end up in two different places. Therefore the real purpose of this Idea should be to ensure that all accelerations and decelerations are gentle.
Vernon, Jan 09 2018
  

       Ornate versions of this could have been produced during the 18th or 19th century and would be collectors items now. I like your idea.
beanangel, Jan 09 2018
  

       // Therefore the real purpose of this Idea should be to ensure that all accelerations and decelerations are gentle. //   

       We disagree. The real purpose of this Idea should be to ensure that all accelerations and decelerations are exactly normal to the supporting surface; thus they would be nothing more than variations in the local gravitational field, with no lateral forces whatsoever.   

         

       // You don't occasionally have feelings for cake? //   

       What we do with chocolate cake in the privacy of our Cube is nothing to do with you.
8th of 7, Jan 09 2018
  

       So [Ian], the title should have been ultra-w-hole. Get you cake where it needs to go.   

       True [vernon] like in a simulator you only feel the large momentum changes because the machine adjusts it's stationary position in the interim. The ultrastill being on a sliding platform can then subtly adjust in times of constant acceleration.   

       [8th] So nothing new out from the centre of the universe?
wjt, Jan 12 2018
  

       I keep clicking on this idea thinking it will be some new moon-shine improvement.   

       So far it just keeps being the winner of the first season of American Inventor, a gimballed car seat for infants to turn impact into spin, which never hit the market.   

       // I keep clicking on this idea thinking it will be some new moon-shine improvement. // .
FlyingToaster, Jan 13 2018
  

       // I keep clicking on this idea thinking it will be some new moon-shine improvement.//   

       //If a car had a platform suspended by a Gimbal//   

       Why isn't there a cake bonus in a rally class ?
bigsleep, Jan 14 2018
  
      
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