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    This is genius . . . .

    Watch and enjoy, and marvel at the sheer amount of free time this guy must have!

    http://www.chilloutzone.de/files/pla...CeeWCejXnHAS/c

    Mike

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    Re: This is genius . . . .

    Hehehe. Far too much time Very good though :P

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    Re: This is genius . . . .

    no-way did that dart actually stick in the dartboard, if it did it's a 1/100 shot, particularly as his dart launcher looked like nothing more than a loo roll rapped in blacktape.

    I bet there was a hell of a lot of trial and error, and it's such an inexact sceience i think the final edit must have been dozens of takes.

    nonetheless kudos and 10/10 for effort.

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    Re: This is genius . . . .

    That was amazing, well done to the person that made it.

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    Re: This is genius . . . .

    torledo - I'd always thought darts was just a game of geometry just like snooker and pool. So long as the conditions in the room don't change between shots, the launcher, if set up right, should hit the exact same spot every time.

    This guy has too much time and obviously no partner! He's taken over the entire house! Cool though.

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    Re: This is genius . . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk
    torledo - I'd always thought darts was just a game of geometry just like snooker and pool. So long as the conditions in the room don't change between shots, the launcher, if set up right, should hit the exact same spot every time.

    This guy has too much time and obviously no partner! He's taken over the entire house! Cool though.
    Maybe, but his launcher wasn't very sophisticated so as i said it's 1/100 shot.

    Plus a dart isn't an ordinary projectile it's not only about angle of release but grip and speed of trajectory are also crucial. You see each professional dart thrower has a slightly different grip and most impart spin on the dart aswell. Travelling that distance (9ft+) you need to impart some spin just to be able to hit the board so that the dart actually sticks. The board isn't that big either.

    Once setup it does not follow that it'll hit every time. Darts is an inexact science relying on the talent of the dart thrower above all else.

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    Re: This is genius . . . .

    So long as there is adequate thrust and an adequate guide (the launch 'ramp'), there would not be any need for spin.

    So long as the same force is exerted each time, which is quite possible, then the end result will always be the same. You cannot compare how a human plays darts to how a machine fires a dart.

    This setup is a primitive automated crossbow - not the same as someone throwing, as the human arm is not the same every time it makes a throw.

    Now, all that said, the launcher does seem to make use of some form of spring or elastic band to launch - these are both subject to degradation over time, so each launch would have slightly less force (which depends, obviously, on the quality of the spring/band used).

    Also, studying the board there does not seem to be a dart stuck in it when you see it from a distance... So you are probably right about that part being faked.

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    Re: This is genius . . . .

    Very clever but as it cuts to another angle when it moves to a different part of the house, he did each section seperately

    Very good though...and quite sad

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    Re: This is genius . . . .

    ... and nobody appreciates the irony of people on here saying "this guy has way too much time" and then start discussing the physics involved in detail

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    Re: This is genius . . . .

    Hey, i was just talking about the great pub pastime of darts, it was localzuk
    who brought up geomtery. I had to respond is such a way that didn't make me look stupid....in retrospect i should have gone for a drink instead ;0)

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    Re: This is genius . . . .

    sick individual

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    Re: This is genius . . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by ranj
    sick individual
    explain

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    Re: This is genius . . . .

    Well this guy has yes far too much time on his hands.. but very good though wonder how long it took him to actually get it right :P

    James

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    Re: This is genius . . . .

    Theres an equally incredible video on youtube somewhere, Japanese Rube Goldberg Device Championships! It's quite a good watch.

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    Re: This is genius . . . .

    The Websense category "Tasteless" is filtered.

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