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Hampster Mecha

The perfect marriage of robot and hampster
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Hampsters are delightfully useless little pets. Why, to let them run free, you have to encase them in a little rolling prison known as a hampster ball! Why not put that beloved hampster ball to work to create one of the first in what is sure to be a long line of pet controlled robotic toys. The Hampster Mecha would be a moving robotic platform, using either wheels or tracks for locomotion. In the dead center of this platform would sit the hampster in his ball. The ball would be nestled in a system of rolling sensors, exactly like the ball of a track ball computer mouse is nestled into its base. As the little beast scurries about in his ball, the plastic sphere will roll to an fro in the cradle, being detected as input by the ball tracking aperatus. This input is then translated to directional and speed control of the platform and voila, you have the perfect hampster controlled robot!
RiptWaif, Jan 18 2004

Robotic Hampsters http://www.hampster...sterdanceredux.html
[thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Robotic Hamster? http://www.melonpool.com/d/20030915.html
MechaSammy [yamahito, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Hamster Powah!! http://img44.photob...sterMecha-small.jpg
Hamster mecha is the r0x0r!! [Aerythes, Oct 04 2004]

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       christmas hampster?
po, Jan 18 2004
  

       This is 100% ridiculous - by which I mean AMAZING. I love it. Ten thumbs up.
TerranFury, Jan 18 2004
  

       "Hampsta la vista, baby.
.................The Gerbilnator.
  

       <Maniacal German Scientist Voice>
What? No claws or laser beams?!
</mgsv>
Letsbuildafort, Jan 19 2004
  

       Assuming that the ball has air holes this becomes a mobile hampster pee spreader. Handy.
dobtabulous, Jan 19 2004
  

       Thanks [thumb], that's going to be in my head for weeks!
silverstormer, Jan 19 2004
  

       Not to be confused with the city towards which all hampsters pray every day just before they roll up and sleep. That's why they're so nervous in new places, they're trying to figure out which way is east.   

       I keep visualizing this as some 500 foot destructo robot controlled by The Brain...
RayfordSteele, Jan 19 2004
  

       Right. tank yoo, [tsuka] das is vott I vas thinkink.
Letsbuildafort, Jan 19 2004
  

       Power to the hamsters! (WTAGIPBAN)
krelnik, Jan 19 2004
  

       I found this, when I was trying to halfbake the same thing. ++
sartep, Jun 01 2004
  

       Lol, just couldn't resist doing a sketch of this (see link). I want a chinchilla version too ++
Aerythes, Jun 01 2004
  

       Niice sketch.
yamahito, Jun 01 2004
  

       Christmas whoremaster, po?
david_scothern, Jun 01 2004
  

       Great sketch.
bristolz, Jun 01 2004
  

       great idea. all you need is a few rockets and you could build a hampster empire
masher, Jun 01 2004
  

       Wow, that's a really good sketch Aerythes. In your user name quote did you want to type this? "jIQubmo' jIHtaH."
sartep, Jun 01 2004
  

       Got an idea for this nesting mechs similar to the russian doll.
engineer1, Jun 03 2004
  
      
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