Dueling Mechanical Bulls in progress

The bulls are getting ready to go to the Google I/O afterparty in San Francisco later this month, and here’s the recent progress. Above is the first test of the upper deck motor/bucking mechanism. At first it’s solidon, then Hackett started to start/stop the motor manually.

Then Colin got on it to see how it’d fare– just fine!

How about 200 lbs with both motors spinning? No problem.

The sign for the dueling bulls uses LEDs from Adafruit and is controlled by two arcade buttons.

More progress photos in this Flickr set.

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