Electromechanical game: Running with the bulls

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We’ve been watching the progress of this build for a while on Flickr. It looks like they’ve finally completed the electromechanical game, Running with the bulls. Based off of the event by the same name, you have to keep your guy from being trampled by the bulls as the charge.  The entire bull structure is pulled forward on a timing chain with a stepper motor with each bulls individual side to side movement being servo driven. It actually looks kind of fun.

Comments

  1. Bittencourt says:

    Ops…I think there is something wrong with the embedded video

  2. fartface says:

    um….. wierd…..

    why not just put a vibrator on a table and do it ala electronic football?

  3. Psyc0bob says:

    did this just confuse anyone else?

  4. Justin says:

    Ba-zing!

  5. walt says:

    WTF?
    not as retarded as the actual running of the bulls though. he gets points for this being more humane.

  6. mrgoogfan says:

    maybe this will fix it.

  7. BigBubbaX says:

    Sorry for the lack of personal opinion or input, but:

    “Based off of the event by the same name, you have to keep your guy from being trampled by the bulls as _they_ charge”

  8. Ivan says:

    Clever! I’d guess he could also make one with a car running over a belt? I enjoyed the special effects :)

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