Thursday, March 08, 2007

Refrigerator will toss you can of beer

Just in time for March Madness. John Cornwell has invented the collegiate equivalent of a better mousetrap.

Robotic Beer Launching Refrigerator - The funniest bloopers are right here
It took the 22-year-old Cornwell about 150 hours and $400 in parts to modify a mini-fridge common to many college dorm rooms into the beer-tossing contraption, which can launch 10 cans of beer from its magazine before needing a reload.

With a click of the remote, fashioned from a car's keyless entry device, a small elevator inside the refrigerator lifts a beer can through a hole and loads it into the fridge's catapult arm. A second click fires the device, tossing the beer up to 20 feet — "far enough to get to the couch," he said.

Refrigerator will toss you can of beer - Yahoo! News
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