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Mounted on the left hand side (everyone drives on the
here) is a small compressed air gun. This gun fires a
flexible rubber cord with a sticky pad, not unlike the
stereotypical frogs tongue. There is a toy rubber hand of
the same sort of thing.
The stickiness would be the key as it
would control what
weight and texture that could be picked up.
The gun is aimed and fired using a joystick interface
inside the car. The goal is to capture as much roadside
trash as possible on the intercity trip.
The rubber capture cord reels in to a rubbish bag
under the gun. The whole hardware is mount via clips
around the door in the panel gaps.
Dead carcases are gold, hard to pick up, heavy,
when it comes to beating rival siblings.
New Zealand, Bay of Islands, dead fish
The left side of the road looks like sand to me [normzone, Nov 05 2009]
The ultimate in points
A great big capture. [wjt, Nov 06 2009]
Grappling mechanism without compressed air [wjt, Nov 06 2009]
||"Jim-bob, if'n you snag one more dead critter I'ma pull over and thrash you within an inch a yer life boy. This's the last time I'mna say it. Aluminium cans only or we ain't gonna have enough fer gas to git back home!" (+)
||//Aluminium// Sp. Ay-loominum, shirley?
||Mum: What is that wriggling there johnny?
||Johnny opens up is hands to reveal a Deinacrida
||Mum: Oh,.... I think we better ring someone.
||Dad: I knew I shouldn't have driven you through
Kahurangi National Park.