Parade Ideas

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idris_arslanian
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Parade Ideas

Postby idris_arslanian » Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:40 am

What if we made like the Shriners and did a bunch of these?

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/0 ... chair.html

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Re: Parade Ideas

Postby hootenanny » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:29 pm

i'm sooo behind this idea! that seemed like a pretty fun and straight-forward project. plus, think of all of the mods that could be done with it!

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Re: Parade Ideas

Postby darus67 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:35 pm

So where does one legally obtain shopping carts?

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Re: Parade Ideas

Postby Theo » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:00 pm

darus67 wrote:So where does one legally obtain shopping carts?

According to Make TV, you can ask at supermarkets which might have old ones they'd be willing to part with and/or sell. Call around. Target, Rainbow, Cub, Wal-Mart, etc.

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Re: Parade Ideas

Postby medios » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:29 pm

Well darus67,

the term "legally" is so strong, I prefer to use acquire covertly. Plus think of all the remaiking experience we would get from diging into the innards of one of those carts that loose their front wheels if they stray too far

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Re: Parade Ideas

Postby huebner5000 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:37 pm

I love the idea of an armada of little motorized vehicles, kind of like the cupcakes. I'd just been thinking of creating a motorized version of my art sled.

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Re: Parade Ideas

Postby jtbarclay » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:54 pm

medios wrote:Well darus67,

the term "legally" is so strong, I prefer to use acquire covertly. Plus think of all the remaiking experience we would get from diging into the innards of one of those carts that loose their front wheels if they stray too far


Is there anywhere in the cities that actually uses those?

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Re: Parade Ideas

Postby pyrodogg » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:49 pm

I know the midway Walmart uses the locking wheels

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Re: Parade Ideas

Postby metis » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:12 pm

locking wheels are reasonably easy to unlock, the problem is they tend to be less reliable overall. use your yahoo-style or google-fu to discover folks who have build portable unlock/lock transmitters to have fun in stores.

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Re: Parade Ideas

Postby medios » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:20 pm

metis wrote:luse your yahoo-style or google-fu to discover folks who have build portable unlock/lock transmitters to have fun in stores.

That is hilarious, I hadn't even thought about that, Is there anything makers can't do?


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