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SlugBot!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2004 4:13 pm
by Zafer
OMG! applesnail.net'ers! Please read this horrible quote I got from a webpage: a company inventing a robot that gets rid of slugs. How? Check it out!

"When it spots a slug, the SlugBot picks it up and drops it into an on-board hopper, which is about the size of a two-liter ice cream container.

[(""There is a problem with stopping the captured slugs from climbing out," Kelly said. "We may utilize a low-energy electronic shock system to keep them in the container."

And while the SlugBot recharges, the fermentation station is busy turning slug sludge into electricity.

Decomposing bacteria converts the slugs into a combustible bio-gas, which is then loaded into a fuel cell to generate electricity.

Kelly and his team decided to use slugs as a source of energy for an autonomous robot because they are so easy to capture. They also have no exoskeleton, which makes them easier to break down in the robot's digestive system."")]

Check the webpage
http://www.wired.com/news/gizmos/0%2C14 ... %2C00.html

PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2004 5:22 pm
by pheonixx
Should have known they would be british they are all bliddy mad LOL

Seriously thats a nasty project but you know what farmers are like they dont care about the pest animals to them they are just pest's..Linda

PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:00 pm
by nausicaa
Geez--my grandmother just used to set out pans of beer...don't think she thought of turning them into electricity! (although maybe she did, she was pretty brilliant)

However...if I could harness the energy that my canas expend while constantly eating...I might be able to lower my electric bill...snail treadmills, anyone? :o

Re: SlugBot!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:50 pm
by AngryOakTree
Zafer wrote:OMG! applesnail.net'ers! Please read this horrible quote I got from a webpage: a company inventing a robot that gets rid of slugs. How? Check it out!

"When it spots a slug, the SlugBot picks it up and drops it into an on-board hopper, which is about the size of a two-liter ice cream container.

[(""There is a problem with stopping the captured slugs from climbing out," Kelly said. "We may utilize a low-energy electronic shock system to keep them in the container."

And while the SlugBot recharges, the fermentation station is busy turning slug sludge into electricity.

Decomposing bacteria converts the slugs into a combustible bio-gas, which is then loaded into a fuel cell to generate electricity.

Kelly and his team decided to use slugs as a source of energy for an autonomous robot because they are so easy to capture. They also have no exoskeleton, which makes them easier to break down in the robot's digestive system."")]

Check the webpage
http://www.wired.com/news/gizmos/0%2C14 ... %2C00.html


Wow, this is the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:10 pm
by firekitties
I want a robot that can take care of my snails not kill them!

Someone want to give them info on building aquarium bots that helps care for the fish/snails? lol!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:18 pm
by mariastuff
firekitties wrote:I want a robot that can take care of my snails not kill them!

Someone want to give them info on building aquarium bots that helps care for the fish/snails? lol!


:lol: They'd have a huge market for it! Just imagine... a waterproof robot in the shape of a snail that crawls around the gravel all day long to siphon out waste. When it gets full, it crawls out of the tank and to the sink to dump it down the drain and starts again. It would be a goldmine! *runs off to the patent office*

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:43 pm
by firekitties
lol. Yup there's an idea. *thinks for a moment* Boy would there be competition when everyone think about it.

*claps for maria* I can't wait! I soo would buy soo many of them.

Be sooo awesome if Maria actually made it come true. You be rolling in money :-)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:00 pm
by mariastuff
There are little robot vacuum cleaners for houses now, so it could be done!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 12:09 am
by terribryant
mariastuff wrote:There are little robot vacuum cleaners for houses now, so it could be done!


My Mom has one of those roomba vacuums lol, at my house it would have a colision every 2 seconds.

I had one of those electric litter boxes, I loved that thing. It broke after 2 years and I couldn't make myself (or my husband) pay $100 for another one.

Terri

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:39 am
by pageme1
So does the roomba work good? We are getting ceramic tile put in and I'm wondering..... :wink:

PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:48 pm
by Gastro
I'm sure the slugbot will be a hit. :roll: Kind of like when the inventer of the mosquito hawk machine went into a cage filled with starving mosquitos to test his machine. I didn't work and the door malfunctioned.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:17 pm
by daj198
Clever buy cruel! A bit twisted, the bit bout turning them into electricity. By the way, im british 2! (we're not all crazy, well maybe we are. lol)
U can get robot vacuum cleaners for swimming pools, they go along the bottom, sucking up the dirt and algae, i wonder if you could make a miniature version for a fish tank. hmmm... I might try that, ill keep u posted!

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2005 3:06 am
by GK
Forget electricity. I say gather them up, get a blender and enjoy you a nice Slug Shake. ;) :lol:
I can see the grinding now....

(Roomba always reminds me of "Goomba", the brown mushroom enemy in the Mario games)

PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 11:51 pm
by PaganBaby13
daj198 wrote:Clever buy cruel! A bit twisted, the bit bout turning them into electricity. By the way, im british 2! (we're not all crazy, well maybe we are. lol)
U can get robot vacuum cleaners for swimming pools, they go along the bottom, sucking up the dirt and algae, i wonder if you could make a miniature version for a fish tank. hmmm... I might try that, ill keep u posted!


hmm, you may have something there!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:24 am
by GoliathTheSnail
That's mean... can't you just go green and let a slug go?