speed of a man on the run from the Network. The softball
shot out with deadly (for a Styrofoam pumpkin) speed, but
nailing down the precise aim took some practice. Our
pumpkin target had cheated death on our first couple of
shots and we were beginning to think it was a survivor
type. With one final adjustment, the softball careened
directly into the pumpkin and made it rain with Styrofoam
Designing the trigger was a fun exercise in mechanical
design that gave us just the slightest taste of the challenges
of working with large scale projects in extreme conditions.
We could only imagine the havoc we could wreak with a
3,000 psi steel cannon (with a trigger design refined by the
lessons we learned this time).
Will the rest of our custom parts arrive in time? Would
a slightly smaller but much higher pressure cannon lead to
even more extreme pumpkin carnage? Could Protobot
handle what might be a hundred pound behemoth of a
chunker? Tune in next time to find out! SV
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PUMPKIN PIE ON THE MENU.
TIME FOR CHUNKIN.