Monday, 22 May 2023

I Made the Worlds Most Powerful Pool Stick

quote [ RIP Grant imahara ]

Honestly, its probably for the best that I don't have a decent workshop to do stuff like this.
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[by steele@7:12pmGMT]


rylex said @ 7:28pm GMT on 22nd May [Score:2]
lol, my warehouse is next door to Adam Savage's, and i wish he did stuff like this in his
steele said @ 1:08am GMT on 23rd May
he's all about cosplay stuff and props nowadays
ooo[......7 said @ 1:25am GMT on 23rd May
My friend's father had a pair of "meat gloves" He worked as a material and device tester and his specialty was burn testing. The man's hands were 2 sizes too big and it was from a lifetime of dangerous testing.

Adam doesn't want to have the same fate, I'm sure.
rylex said @ 1:37am GMT on 23rd May
lol, definitely. he has a story about not wantinf to be tazed on his youtube, where he basically says even though tazers are supposedly non lethal there is still a chance. lol
rylex said @ 1:36am GMT on 23rd May
yep, i watch his youtube channel 😅
steele said @ 7:11pm GMT on 23rd May
I go through periods of keeping up with it. I quite enjoyed the Jim Henson workshop stuff he was doing last month.
snowfox said @ 9:41pm GMT on 26th May
I have such a workshop. And occasionally nothing to do with myself. Send instructions for fabrication and I will make the crazy things.
mechanical contrivance said @ 12:45pm GMT on 27th May [Score:1 Underrated]
Make a MAME cabinet.
snowfox said @ 7:43pm GMT on 27th May
Like, just the shell? There appear to be a lot of options for how to do that depending on what accessories you want to install and your style and height preferences.
mechanical contrivance said @ 4:03am GMT on 28th May
Not just the shell, silly. Make a working arcade machine with a bunch of different games in it. Mookie made one and posted pics. I made two but didn't post pics.
snowfox said @ 8:26pm GMT on 28th May
I feel I need pics to set the expectations here. But also other than building the cabinet, it seems everything else is just an assembly you purchase and install?
mechanical contrivance said @ 9:36pm GMT on 28th May [Score:1 Informative]
You can buy a ready-made computer that comes with all the software and games. Just add your own monitor, speakers and maybe an amplifier. Then, of course, the joysticks and buttons. I get mine from You may also want artwork, including a control panel overlay and a marquee. is the place to get those.

You could also set up your own computer with MAME and a front end loader you like. Hyperspin is a popular one.

For information and inspiration, check out

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