Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
You gonna finish that?

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.



Grown-Up Curb Jumper

Cause I miss that feeling sometimes
  (+15, -1)(+15, -1)
(+15, -1)
  [vote for,

Ever seen a small child lovingly holding the hands of their parents as the three of them walk down the street? And every once in a while to the great delight of the child the parents will lift him into the air, with the kid laughing and swinging his feet like that's the best thing ever?

This invention will do just that, almost. A large aluminum frame with motorized wheels automatically keep up with you as you walk down the street. On each side is a fake hand that you hold onto as you walk. Whenever a curb or puddle is sensed and, of course, at random times, the fake hands, which are attached to the frame with springs or hydraulics, will gently tug your hands in warning and then lift you up, so you can squeal in delight and flail your legs around as if you were five years old again. Can be set to your weight so you aren't flung into the local deli window.

NotTheSharpestSpoon, Apr 04 2006


       I miss my parents. +
methinksnot, Apr 04 2006

       A grown-ups baby walker with arms? cool.
skinflaps, Apr 04 2006

       sp. Because. [+]
st3f, Apr 04 2006

       Granted you probably won't be picking up a throng of ladies with this, but you'll be having WAAAY too much fun to care. [+]
Letsbuildafort, Apr 17 2006


       Now, can you do one to simulate walking your feet up your dad's legs while he holds onto your hands, so that you can do a back-flip and land on your feet again?
imaginality, Apr 17 2006

       I loved doing that. Even more than the swinging. In retrospect, I don't know how he convinced me to do it.
notmarkflynn, May 22 2006

       Whoa. My rotator cuffs are cringing as we speak.
Rm Brz, Jun 03 2006

       So the macine can drive up the curb?
BJS, Jun 03 2006


back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle