If you watched charming 1999 animated movie The Iron Giant and thought “Man, I wish that robot was real, and also could juggle Volkswagen Bugs”, then do I have the Kickstarter campaign for you.
Dan Granett is an inventor with a dream of building a 21m robot capable of juggling vehicles. He calls it the BugJuggler, and he’s asking for funding to build a human-scale juggling arm as proof of principle. The arm he plans to build will juggle over 113kg, which is pretty cool on its own.
Backers who pay over $US5000 will be invited to Granett’s Berkeley-based lab to test the juggling arm and use it to shoot hoops with a 107kg cannonball.