||Upstaging a rodent
Posted on October 25th, 2008
|Most of my efforts today focused on Project Metal. I ended up restarting it twice today; the first attempt was just too kobbled together to make sense out of so I simply started over again. This last time I restarted I rooted through one of the development websites first. This time around I'm following their development pattern in hopes of reaching a working program. From the looks of things the code that'll result will be some serious cleaning up in the end, but that's an acceptable price.
During my travels online today I discovered that there was a competitor to the Chuck-E-Cheese pizza franchise. Their animatronic setup was much more sophisticated, but ultimately they lost to the rodent. The setup was called the Rock-afire Explosion and was designed as a band with several unique characters. Over the years these robot puppets have found their way to collectors.
One YouTube I ran across a channel belonging to a user that has the full set. He has the full set because he created them. He still makes them sing and dance, and several videos are on YouTube.
Born of the FM waves of the heart
Cool huh? For comparison, here's a show by the Chuck-E-Cheese group. Oy, what a difference a little passion makes!