Beer Cat – Watch the Spray

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RALEIGH, N.C. — When John Cornwell graduated from Duke University last year, he landed a job as software engineer in Atlanta but soon found himself longing for his college lifestyle.
So the engineering graduate built himself a contraption to help remind him of campus life: a refrigerator that can toss a can of beer to his couch with the click of a remote control.

"I conceived it right after I got out,” said Cornwell, a May 2006 graduate from Huntington, N.Y. "I missed the college scene. It embodies the college spirit that I didn’t want to let go of.”

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 machine, which can launch 10 cans of beer from its magazine before needing a reload.

from the Charleston Daily Mail

Video: see the Catapult in action (from Metacafe)

And Dukies wonder why they are anually overlooked in the Rhodes Scholarships awards…..

1 Comment

  1. weddingcarhireguildford

    September 16, 2009 @ 4:25 pm

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    Great for a wedding car hire company in their office