h a l f b a k e r y
The mutter of invention.
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
I picked up the tip of a creepy, invasive, super vine
today, on a
as I passed a little copse of new growth forest that had
one of the few non-paved parts of the sea of concrete
that I live
and the tip of the creeper, as I spun it between my
took on a life of its own and looked just like
of vines look in those time-lapse videos of the creepers
purchase on a nearby spine-possessing plant. F-ing
should learn to do push-ups and go to church, that would
of their problem. "Make your bed every morning!"
That's what I
the creepers in my life.
So anyway, the creepy, spineless, communist-manifesto-
tip in my hand was moving as if it was alive, and, in
how it was pulling that off, I came upon the idea of an
baseball bat, that could translate the whip-like motion of
a baseball swing.
So this could be built, like the vine probably is, of a
concentric tubes of increasing cross-
lubrication in between, with the center-most piece being
string attached at one end to a relatively massive weight
end of the bat and at the other to some further-UP body
the elbow, while
the outside tubes are manipulated by further-OUT body
hands. The result would hopefully be a bat that moved
like a vine
tip -- the principle being the same as a chicken foot or
tendon, but with a weight at the end for maximum
impact. It would hopefully be like Iron-Man-punching a
Also the material could be varied in
by 3d printing, so that
end of the bat could be weighted and hard, to
optimize its ability to convey energy to the ball, and the
bat could get more flexible as it went toward the handle.
Adaptive Creepy Vine Bat
Bat, vine, not creepy...
[normzone, Jun 02 2014]
time-lapse of vine tip growing,
with baseball commercial before (when I watched it) [JesusHChrist, Jun 03 2014]
||The Communist Manifesto is actually quite bracing.
The really lazy people are the ones who pretend to
have read it, but haven't.
||Also - "incrementally increasing"? You mean, " ... as
opposed to the *other* way of increasing"?
||Things such as the height of a person can increase
continuously, rather than incrementally.
||Been hanging out with Merlin Tuttle? (link)
||Increments can be continuous, they don't have to be