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This Calls for ROBOPLOW!
Reaganite Republican/YouTube ^ | 06 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 01/06/2014 6:42:16 AM PST by Reaganite Republican

Edited on 01/06/2014 12:31:37 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]


Catastrophic winter storms throughout the US Northeast and now Midwest -setting record lows and caused by global warming- have some folks shoveling snow up to their belly... so while you're out there giving yourself a heart attack, think of how fun it would be to grab a coffee and plow the driveway/sidewalks from your laptop or smart-phone instead:


The Roboplow was invented by Rob Kinkey and isn't some frail little 'maybe' like early robotic vacuum cleaners.: if anything, it's overkill with 6-wheel-drive, 50" plow-blade, and serious power from it's electric motors that have it tearing down the driveway (can do 'donuts', see video below). 


The thing resembles an Israeli IDF border-patrol robot or something, and really was done professionally with front and rear LED safety lights, full-power-adjustable plow, top-mounted web camera, remote control system for all of the above, + weather sealing/finishing... no word on any plans for commercial production yet:

Video at You Tube...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: drone; plow; robot; robotic

1 posted on 01/06/2014 6:42:16 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: AdvisorB; ken5050; sten; paythefiddler; gattaca; bayliving; SeminoleCounty; chesley; Vendome; ...

***ping***


2 posted on 01/06/2014 6:42:57 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

This would be The Year to being that puppy to market!


3 posted on 01/06/2014 6:50:08 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Video right here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIPfpHG8LKA

Why pimp for hits?


4 posted on 01/06/2014 6:50:44 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: MeshugeMikey

This WOULD be the year, perhaps one for the ages... unless this global warming continues


5 posted on 01/06/2014 6:59:59 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican



6 posted on 01/06/2014 7:04:38 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

No good product goes untested under severe and unusual conditions.

So, send one to me here in Wisconsin and I will do everything in my power to insure it gets a good and thorough testing. Hurry though, conditions may/do change rapidly.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 7:17:37 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Reaganite Republican

How come it does’t have solar panels? Oh, wait....


8 posted on 01/06/2014 7:25:27 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I still rely upon my 32” Honda snow blower (and a 6-pack of Heineken).

Works very well.


9 posted on 01/06/2014 7:26:55 AM PST by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: BBB333

Five foot, winch-controlled blade on the front of a Yamaha Grizzly 600 4x4 UTV.
It’s perfect, if I can get Mrs. PubliusMM to drive it. Usually, it falls to me. Makes pretty quick work of our long driveway, though.
And, it doubles as a great hunting vehicle.


10 posted on 01/06/2014 7:34:51 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: humblegunner
Why pimp for hits?

Because it give you something to cry about.

11 posted on 01/06/2014 7:35:10 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Useless against the 2-foot or higher walls of ice that get thrown in front of driveways by the snowplows.


12 posted on 01/06/2014 7:39:38 AM PST by Spruce
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To: mabarker1

13 posted on 01/06/2014 7:41:31 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: PubliusMM

I agree, I have a Polaris and it’s plows like a locomotive.


14 posted on 01/06/2014 7:42:23 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: mabarker1

THAT is the sum total of his reason for living.


15 posted on 01/06/2014 7:46:30 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: humblegunner

Nicely done


16 posted on 01/06/2014 7:46:52 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Blue Collar Christian

I know, been watching this for years. Must be REALLY boring in the basement.


17 posted on 01/06/2014 8:01:28 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: humblegunner

18 posted on 01/06/2014 8:07:56 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1
Must be REALLY boring in the basement.

It always livens things up when your sister stops by.

19 posted on 01/06/2014 8:08:35 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

I don’t have a Sister.


20 posted on 01/06/2014 8:12:33 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1

And I don’t have a basement.


21 posted on 01/06/2014 8:20:19 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

LOL! Got ‘em! :D


22 posted on 01/06/2014 8:27:14 AM PST by Ditter
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To: humblegunner

I agree with mabarker1, and numerous others.....btw, newbie, why do you continue to give the posts you whine about hits, thus giving the poster more visibility and sympathy?


23 posted on 01/06/2014 9:10:48 AM PST by jimtorr
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To: jimtorr

Posts HERE do not equate to hits on a blog.

Pointing out pimping and attempting to short circuit the process may constitute whining in your world.

Not mine.

If you don’t like it.. tough.


24 posted on 01/06/2014 9:42:14 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Progov
I'll have to have that okayed by unca al!


25 posted on 01/06/2014 10:21:18 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: Reaganite Republican
unca al is not at all pleased with recent developements


26 posted on 01/06/2014 10:24:57 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: jimtorr

“I have no complaint if a good conservative blogger posts his own material to FR, not as an excerpt to drive hits and discussion back to his blog, but rather to impart useful information to OUR readers and to promote and join in on the discussion and conservative activism HERE on FR.”
~Tuesday, December 07, 2010 4:06:19 PM by Jim Robinson


27 posted on 01/06/2014 12:31:18 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

You would think your post relating JR’s feelings on this subject wouldn’t even need to be said; but then again the whole basis of the asinine question in Post #23 shows a chronic lack of common sense.


28 posted on 01/06/2014 12:55:59 PM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

I’ve posted that quote a few times. Go figure. :)


29 posted on 01/06/2014 1:04:53 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Reaganite Republican; cripplecreek; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ...

The Fox news this morning showed vid of a local who built a remote control snowblower, gets about 75 percent of the blowing done from inside the house.


30 posted on 01/06/2014 3:57:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: humblegunner

you are the basement


31 posted on 01/06/2014 7:01:41 PM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Ditter

Yeah- zing pow damn that REALLY hurt!


32 posted on 01/06/2014 7:04:23 PM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
the whole basis of the asinine question in Post #23 shows a chronic lack of common sense.

Pimp enablers have a history of not quite understanding the concept.

33 posted on 01/07/2014 8:15:34 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: mabarker1

Oy vey. Please stop.


34 posted on 01/07/2014 8:17:31 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Why?


35 posted on 01/07/2014 5:00:42 PM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1

Because you’re making a fool of yourself.


36 posted on 01/07/2014 5:02:08 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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