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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider5 View Post
    I assume Honey Badger meant the pull string ones you get in bathrooms with the small plastic toggle on the end. Be sure to buy a few spare toggles as once you get good at it they can split.
    Ohhhhhhhh, yes. Sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider5 View Post
    I assume Honey Badger meant the pull string ones you get in bathrooms with the small plastic toggle on the end. Be sure to buy a few spare toggles as once you get good at it they can split.
    Nope, i meant the usual kind. Call it extra incentive - get your distance right or you're toast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honeybadger View Post
    Nope, i meant the usual kind. Call it extra incentive - get your distance right or you're toast.
    You could, of course, extend this priniciple to the piste: both connect your wires to the mains so you get a 240volt shock if your parry doesn't work.

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    I use a piece of leather with a cushion behind it...or, failing that a leather jacket with a pillow stuffed inside hanging from the wall...

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    I built a freestanding one from 2x2 screwed together with the torso covered in carpet. Next it needs an arm.

    After that I'm going to add a couple of stair carpet pressure pads from Maplin connected to a Raspberry Pi via a Pi Face with some leds to indicate which pad to hit and a score readout. Should cost 60 quid or so.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisHeaps View Post
    I built a freestanding one from 2x2 screwed together with the torso covered in carpet. Next it needs an arm.

    After that I'm going to add a couple of stair carpet pressure pads from Maplin connected to a Raspberry Pi via a Pi Face with some leds to indicate which pad to hit and a score readout. Should cost 60 quid or so.

    A Pi may be overkill, you could just go for an Arduino board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisHeaps View Post
    I built a freestanding one from 2x2 screwed together with the torso covered in carpet. Next it needs an arm.

    After that I'm going to add a couple of stair carpet pressure pads from Maplin connected to a Raspberry Pi via a Pi Face with some leds to indicate which pad to hit and a score readout. Should cost 60 quid or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisHeaps View Post
    I built a freestanding one from 2x2 screwed together with the torso covered in carpet. Next it needs an arm.

    After that I'm going to add a couple of stair carpet pressure pads from Maplin connected to a Raspberry Pi via a Pi Face with some leds to indicate which pad to hit and a score readout. Should cost 60 quid or so.

    Outstanding. Can we see a picture when you finish it?

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