The Plan to Build a 70 Foot Tall Car Juggling Robot


A towering 70-foot diesel-powered robot, equipped with a haptic control interface that lets a human operate the machine, as it uses hydraulic cylinders to juggle three 1800 lb. cars (specifically, Volkswagen Beetles) in the air.

Dan Granett wants to bring his “BugJuggler” from dream to reality, and is actively seeking out investors to fund what he estimates to be a $2.3 million project.

“Fortunately, there is a clown troupe next door here in Berkeley and they are teaching me to juggle. The designer of a potential dangerous new device needs to be the first to use it in case of flaws.”

Better be careful those clowns don’t turn on him before his project to build a Gundam is complete. Just saying.

Street Physics via Gizmodo.

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About Heretic

I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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