Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Body Slinger

The body slinger in early development. The base and armature are basically completed at a total cost of $25 - we had to buy the lumber and two lift springs. The aluminum stock came from an old chaise lawn chair and camper shell.

In the photo left I am holding the slinger in the down position. The top of the head is approximately 3 1/2 feet from the ground.

The photo right shows the slinger after release. The springs have thrust it into full upright position. The top of the head is now at 7 feet from the ground and the body has moved forward about 2 1/2 feet.

Early test of the slinger. The two lift springs are in place, but the motorized return mechanism has yet to be installed (or designed, for that matter).

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