Friday I want a Ball Pit Extra


[rmunroe] of the notorious xkcd made his own ball pit. I’m now completely, totally jealous.

[-] sent in this Commadore 64 Guitar Hero project.

[Jock] sent in this uh, marriage of a Wiimote and a rocking horse. It’s actually a great idea if you’ve got a kid and some duct tape handy.

[warthox] sent in this XBox 360 tilt controller project. These have been popping up a bit, but you might like this one. The board is all surface mount, and was routed to make the prototype. I kind-of like the surface pads that were used to mount the wires to avoid doing thru hole mounts.

We’ve been digging the EeePC – [Paul] wrote up his tricks to get Ubuntu working on the thing.

[Jock] sent in this huge set of music hacks. Mostly circuit bent, but they make for interesting reading.

Comments

  1. Colin says:

    that ball pit is awesome. I’m looking forward to his scalable method of ball cleaning… lol

    if only it weren’t so damn expensive

  2. VonSkippy says:

    What’s the English word worse then “Retarded”?

  3. Aaron says:

    That word would be “vonskippy”

  4. Sprite_tm says:

    The word you’re looking for may be ‘genius’. I just looked into the prices for ball-pit-balls myself. If I can find any good ones, I’ll most likely have my very own mini-ball-pit myself by next week.

  5. joelanders says:

    mcdonald’s heist.
    how do you steal 400 cubic feet of balls in under three and a half minutes?
    “we don’t have the manpower.”
    “can’t be done.”
    “is that a cheezburger at the bottom?”

    the little ninja guy is the only way. everybody else exceeds the height limit. [fast forward] they caught us. damn. jk roflmao we can has balls! [fast forward] woohoo! heehee! yay! and ronda mcdonald chooses me!

    awesome ball pit is awesome.
    i’d love to see my plus-sized cat figure that one out…

  6. ElMog says:

    Nice to see another group of people with a ball pit. Six months ago, some of of us at EA Tiburon pooled upwards of $2,000 to buy around 170 packs of 100 balls, selling out every Toys-R-Us in the area every week for around four weeks. The end result was turning a table-enclosed space in one of our conference rooms into a ball pit.

    Video 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cKXZdqL3tk
    Video 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCUF8yRSW-U

  7. Andrew says:

    Dude, how could you mis-spell Commodore? :-P

  8. jaded says:

    “It’s actually a great idea if you’ve got a kid and some duct tape handy.”

    There are so many places I could use this line, I don’t know where to begin :-)

  9. Lance says:

    thats nothing, My burning man camp (Flight To Mars) has had a towable ballpit for years now. It’s fully enclosed on a 4×8 trailer.

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