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#1 Posted by brianfolchetti (5 posts) -

I got bored last night and decided to make what I would consider the first tier of Kickstarter Backers rewards for Vinny's future magnet powered handtruck arcade cabinet/pinball machine moving system: a sweet (backers only, of course) tshirt that you can proudly wear to show your support in this scientific endeavor. What do you guys think? Would this $15 reward incentivise you to drop down big bucks to fuel the dream of a mad man?

#2 Posted by MachoFantastico (4800 posts) -

Ha! That's great.

#3 Posted by mustachioeugene (517 posts) -

Great work! I would probably buy one of those.

#4 Posted by cmblasko (1293 posts) -

I'd buy that shirt.

#5 Posted by wafflestomp (251 posts) -

Sold!

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#6 Posted by MikkaQ (10319 posts) -

I'd buy that shirt, it looks awesome! But why is the arcade cab on on the hand truck if it's supposed to be mag-lifted?

#7 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

@mikkaq said:

I'd buy that shirt, it looks awesome! But why is the arcade cab on on the hand truck if it's supposed to be mag-lifted?

it's an acronym.

#8 Edited by Winsord (1256 posts) -

@mikkaq said:

But why is the arcade cab on on the hand truck if it's supposed to be mag-lifted?

It's hovering a couple of inches above the hand truck, but not actually sitting on it, like they described on the podcast; the shirt's just replicating Vinny's idea.

Edit: Kind of forgot to say: I really like the design! I'd definitely buy the shirt if they sold it. I'm pretty impressed with how well it replicates that sort of small company, employee 'uniform' sort of style.

#9 Posted by MikkaQ (10319 posts) -

@winsord said:

@mikkaq said:

But why is the arcade cab on on the hand truck if it's supposed to be mag-lifted?

It's hovering a couple of inches above the hand truck, but not actually sitting on it, like they described on the podcast; the shirt's just replicating Vinny's idea.

Ah I get it now. I never really understood what he was proposing, the whole podcast I was just thinking "Just put those magnets on the floor! AAAARRRGH!"

#10 Posted by brianfolchetti (5 posts) -

@winsord said:

@mikkaq said:

But why is the arcade cab on on the hand truck if it's supposed to be mag-lifted?

It's hovering a couple of inches above the hand truck, but not actually sitting on it, like they described on the podcast; the shirt's just replicating Vinny's idea.

Bingo. But thanks guys, I appreciate all of the positive feedback!

#11 Edited by Winsord (1256 posts) -

@mikkaq said:

@winsord said:

@mikkaq said:

But why is the arcade cab on on the hand truck if it's supposed to be mag-lifted?

It's hovering a couple of inches above the hand truck, but not actually sitting on it, like they described on the podcast; the shirt's just replicating Vinny's idea.

Ah I get it now. I never really understood what he was proposing, the whole podcast I was just thinking "Just put those magnets on the floor! AAAARRRGH!"

Yeah, no worries duder. Until Vinny specifically said it would only be an inch or two above the cart, I was imagining the cabinet floating a couple of feet up and being held above the cart with straps, so it seems like it'd be pretty easy to misinterpret what he was trying to explain.

#12 Edited by DarknessMyOldFriend (257 posts) -

Severe lack of magnets.

#13 Posted by BeachThunder (12118 posts) -

2087??

#14 Posted by FirebirdGT (5 posts) -

I would buy that shirt

Great job!

#15 Posted by beepmachine (618 posts) -

Love it. It would look great with a pair of overalls.

#16 Posted by SilentPredator (142 posts) -

That is fantastic.

#17 Posted by TehBuLL (613 posts) -

Fantastic!

#18 Posted by TheHT (11556 posts) -

Amazing!

#19 Posted by Demoskinos (15034 posts) -

That is one of the best T-shirt designs anyone has ever posted.

#20 Posted by FlipperDesert (2098 posts) -

Fund it.

#21 Posted by fox01313 (5087 posts) -

Great look though you might want to make the Earthshaker machine with some generic name just on the off chance of the owners not liking it, could just switch it to Mars or another planet. Rest of it is stellar, definitely makes me regret not getting in on the kickstarter for Mark I so will have to wait for it to go out to retail to get one. Course if the holo vid commercial jingle is catchy, I might just get one now :P

Just love Jeff diving back into this idea in the latest quick look.

#22 Posted by bemusedchunk (701 posts) -

WWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#23 Posted by WeskerResi001 (24 posts) -

This. Is. Awesome.

#24 Posted by konig_kei (648 posts) -

What is this Detroit bullshit, it should say "made in italia" or San Francisco atleast. Good job though.

#25 Posted by Brackynews (4094 posts) -

Looks like a good earner. Boom. ;) I feel like part of an exclusive club who recognises that silhouette instantly as a pin.

The standard abbreviation for established is by far "EST." without the D.

#26 Edited by brianfolchetti (5 posts) -

@konig_kei said:

What is this Detroit bullshit, it should say "made in italia" or San Francisco atleast. Good job though.

The entire design is a few layers of meta deep. On last weeks Bombcast Vinny made the joke to Jeff about in 2087 after VinnCo. received it's initial funding from Kickstarter, they started to produce units and also bought Detroit. This is where those two elements come from.

@fox01313 said:

Great look though you might want to make the Earthshaker machine with some generic name just on the off chance of the owners not liking it, could just switch it to Mars or another planet. Rest of it is stellar, definitely makes me regret not getting in on the kickstarter for Mark I so will have to wait for it to go out to retail to get one. Course if the holo vid commercial jingle is catchy, I might just get one now :P

Just love Jeff diving back into this idea in the latest quick look.

I was going to create a generic spinoff logo based on the Earthshaker font, but figured this was mostly a proof of concept more than anything. If anyone really did want to make this design a reality, I'd go back and make the simple change to make sure it's not violating any copyright laws.

@brackynews said:

Looks like a good earner. Boom. ;) I feel like part of an exclusive club who recognises that silhouette instantly as a pin.

The standard abbreviation for established is by far "EST." without the D.

There actually isn't any correct form of abbreviating established. For example, I've seen it abbreviated as weird as "EST'B'D." But I agree, EST. looks better and is more of a current abbreviation, I just wanted to visually balance it with 2087 (4 characters each and all).

Hope this clears up a bunch of head-scratchers about the actual design you guys have had, and once again I really appreciate all of the positive (and negative) feedback. Staying up real late on a work night now seems to have been totally worth it, haha

#27 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2371 posts) -

So manly layers of meta (and I actually get it all!)

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#29 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5278 posts) -

I want this as a patch so bad.

#30 Posted by N7 (3609 posts) -

I don't buy shirts very often, but I'd buy this shirt.

#31 Posted by Brackynews (4094 posts) -
#32 Posted by Zacagawea (1601 posts) -

Somebody @reply rorie, I'd do it but I have no idea how that'll turn out on on this iPad

#33 Posted by coakroach (2492 posts) -

I would throw money at any of Vinnys dreams

That t-shirt would be a nice bonus though

#34 Posted by Chaser324 (6662 posts) -

I'm still too busy trying to figure out this airplane on a treadmill thing to think about solving electromagnetic handtruck problems, but I would totally be down to buy that shirt.

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#35 Posted by jArmAhead (341 posts) -

I just got a new job. I would buy the fuck out of that T-Shirt.

#36 Edited by Humanity (9646 posts) -

@brianfolchetti said:

@winsord said:

@mikkaq said:

But why is the arcade cab on on the hand truck if it's supposed to be mag-lifted?

It's hovering a couple of inches above the hand truck, but not actually sitting on it, like they described on the podcast; the shirt's just replicating Vinny's idea.

Bingo. But thanks guys, I appreciate all of the positive feedback!

I think it looks awesome (although would change Detroit to New Jersey where Vinny is from - I mean in 2087 Detroit will probably have been turned into America's first Mega Strip Mall) but I would definitely add some exaggerated magnets or tesla coil looking things onto that hand truck. It's just that for a futuristic system it looks like a regular ol' hand cart!

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#37 Edited by blueneurosis (98 posts) -

Love it. Also, I've had a similarly impractical ideas involving magnets, so this is all a little extra awesome.

#38 Posted by Lenny (84 posts) -

That's great, I'd probably grab one of they get made!

#39 Posted by flyingace16021 (167 posts) -

This is pretty great, if anything I would absolutely fund this shirt (and by fund... I mean purchase).

#40 Posted by slyspider (1305 posts) -

My money is your sir. Make this a shirt

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#41 Posted by TerraDelu (501 posts) -

I'd buy this shirt right now!

#42 Posted by Red12b (9084 posts) -

i'd make love to that T-shirt. . .

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what? you would too. . . don't lie. .

fantastic design! had a good chuckle at detroit! I want that shirt!

#43 Posted by ch3burashka (5127 posts) -

@winsord said:

@mikkaq said:

But why is the arcade cab on on the hand truck if it's supposed to be mag-lifted?

It's hovering a couple of inches above the hand truck, but not actually sitting on it, like they described on the podcast; the shirt's just replicating Vinny's idea.

Edit: Kind of forgot to say: I really like the design! I'd definitely buy the shirt if they sold it. I'm pretty impressed with how well it replicates that sort of small company, employee 'uniform' sort of style.

The thing about info graphics is that they're very explicit - for example, the wheelchair symbol has a man sitting in a wheelchair, but he is technically "levitating" so as to show that they're two separate entities. It'd work better if there were blocks on the handtruck to show there were magnets on it.

#44 Posted by Aleksandr (125 posts) -

Great work.

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#45 Edited by Obyj34 (9 posts) -

@humanity: Being from very close to where Vinny grew up it absolutely kills me that you say New Jersey, it's Long Island, New York!

#46 Posted by a_beluga_whale (80 posts) -

@humanity: Long Island is New York, not New Jersey. But I agree with your general idea.

#47 Posted by Mayu_Zane (611 posts) -

VinnCo. is a great company name

#48 Posted by selbie (1938 posts) -

Why is this not in the GB Emporium yet?! Make me a mug!

#49 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5824 posts) -

Fantastic!

#50 Posted by tnecniv (51 posts) -

Would buy it in a heart beat, just tell me where to send the money!