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Tokyo Zoo does an annual "Oh no, the rhino has gotten out of the
enclosure, let's recapture it" drill.
To be honest the mock rhino's performance to date is not likely to
garner any Oscars. See link for video evidence.
Seeing as Akihabara is just down the way, it should be possible to
enough robotics stuff together to make a somewhat more
energetic mock Rhino exoskeleton, and so provide slightly more
Of course it should be more powerful, but being careful not to overdo
it. Ramming through steel doors or leaping tall buildings in a single
As a spin-off the head could be replaced with a bull's head and bull-
fighters could get an entirely humane spectacle as the matadors take it
in turn to wear the bull exo. "Careful with that pointy thing Manuel,
you nearly took my eye out!" came the muffled voice from the bowels
of the bull..
Mock Rhino desultory escape attempt.....
needs a better exo [not_morrison_rm, Feb 08 2012]
old style British elephant mecha
[not_morrison_rm, Feb 09 2012]
||So, not something you wear while mocking rhinos?
||Mock rhinos are right up there on the engendered
species list, along with mock turtles and mock
||Oh, and a [+] if only for the use of "desultory", which
I think is one of the most beautifully crafted words
in the English language.
||[MaxwellBuchanan] You've composed a simple
||I fail to see how the fake rhino knocked over the one employee, unless that was a planned part of the act. At any rate, against that rhino I would have been effective by myself, with a simple quarterstaff. (Actually it's a buck-and-a-quarter staff, but I wouldn't tell the fake rhino that.) ;-)
||Bun for something they obviously need over there. Also needed is a group of fake monkeys, with grappling claws for swinging and spring loaded legs for leaping.
||For spiritual reasons, I am compelled to bun any
rhinoceros-related Halfbakes. It is beneficial, however,
that this one stands on its own merit. [+]
||I have spent many a long winter's day dreaming of building
my own mechanical rhinoceros, and am overjoyed to find
that somebody shares my vision.
||rcarty, I think you might have gotten the wrong URL on that
||But anyway, could also go for an improved elephant exo, as in the
link, and with its atomic batteries producing the equivalent of
hp we could see mixed Formula 1/mecha elephant racing.
"Hamilton goes for the corner, but Dumbo late brakes and beats
him to it again" in the voice of Murray Walker. Or something
||//fake monkeys, with grappling claws for swinging and spring
loaded legs for leaping.// That's the GM gorgonzola you ate
before going to bed talking