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(YouTube)   Want your own bowling alley at home? No problem. Just build a half scale lane and your fully automatic pinspotter complete with automatic scoring and a light show   (youtube.com ) divider line 20
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2013-09-03 08:29:49 AM  
You know who else had a bowling alley in his house?

i43.tinypic.com
 
2013-09-03 08:35:52 AM  
Is Vanessa Angel included?
 
2013-09-03 08:43:15 AM  
I would prefer not to give my cousin an excuse to call me constantly.
 
2013-09-03 08:43:31 AM  
Half scale? What's the bloody point if you can't use it practice...
 
2013-09-03 08:47:09 AM  
(That said, there's something about watching a pinsetter that is just hypnotizing.)
 
2013-09-03 08:47:48 AM  

JayCab: Half scale? What's the bloody point if you can't use it practice...


No way it is as big as half scale.
 
2013-09-03 08:51:05 AM  
HALF-scale, more like π-scale!

Hobbies are a GOOD thing, personal tastes etc. but this thing is odd meh, esp. the scoring graphics and overall (lack) of fun factor.
 
2013-09-03 08:54:39 AM  

no icon tact: HALF-scale, more like π-scale!

Hobbies are a GOOD thing, personal tastes etc. but this thing is odd meh, esp. the scoring graphics and overall (lack) of fun factor.


He should get his biatchin' Halloween bots to start doing the actual bowling...
 
2013-09-03 08:56:30 AM  
I really didn't think you can make watching bowling more boring and then there's this guy.

And like others mentioned before, there's no point making it "half scale" which look more like quarter scale to me in this vid. I mean it's easy to get a strike when you're only 5ft from the pins.
 
2013-09-03 09:45:42 AM  

dennysgod: I really didn't think you can make watching bowling more boring and then there's this guy.

And like others mentioned before, there's no point making it "half scale" which look more like quarter scale to me in this vid. I mean it's easy to get a strike when you're only 5ft from the pins.


I'm pretty sure the point is in the building of the thing and not the finished product.

Also, the video is about 4 minutes longer than necessary.
 
2013-09-03 09:55:13 AM  
Wow, that looks like not a lot of fun. Neat though.
 
2013-09-03 10:00:12 AM  

SithLord: Is Vanessa Angel included?


done in two

well, also if jeff daniels would come and freeze his nipples
 
2013-09-03 10:21:22 AM  

dennysgod: I really didn't think you can make watching bowling more boring and then there's this guy.

And like others mentioned before, there's no point making it "half scale" which look more like quarter scale to me in this vid. I mean it's easy to get a strike when you're only 5ft from the pins.



That and you can hurl the smaller ball down the lane with significantly more force.
 
2013-09-03 10:26:15 AM  
Just as useful as Wii Bowling in the real world
 
2013-09-03 11:41:54 AM  
Sweeter n Yoo Hoo.

/Rip van Winkle approved
 
2013-09-03 11:54:21 AM  
Something like that would be cool as a bar game - better than the old versions that used a sliding puck and tilt-up pins. Plus, the Rube Goldberg-esque nature of a pinsetter is just awesome.
 
2013-09-03 12:54:12 PM  
Looks more like 1/4 scale, but still cool!
 
2013-09-03 03:04:26 PM  

Fubegra: Something like that would be cool as a bar game - better than the old versions that used a sliding puck and tilt-up pins. Plus, the Rube Goldberg-esque nature of a pinsetter is just awesome.


That pinsetter is less Rube Goldberg-esque as the 1950's era pinsetters I worked on for 2 years. Those had more in common with an industrial washing machine then anythIng else. During league it was like working on a car while driving it, to keep those old suckers running (stuck pins, balls, loose belts, nuts, bolts and breaking and bending rods and gears and pulleys and levers). It was noisy, hot and dirty, but fun in a way.
 
2013-09-03 04:12:23 PM  

pirviii: Fubegra: Something like that would be cool as a bar game - better than the old versions that used a sliding puck and tilt-up pins. Plus, the Rube Goldberg-esque nature of a pinsetter is just awesome.

That pinsetter is less Rube Goldberg-esque as the 1950's era pinsetters I worked on for 2 years. Those had more in common with an industrial washing machine then anythIng else. During league it was like working on a car while driving it, to keep those old suckers running (stuck pins, balls, loose belts, nuts, bolts and breaking and bending rods and gears and pulleys and levers). It was noisy, hot and dirty, but fun in a way.


Oh hell, the memories. The house I grew up bowling in had those, with the big rotating mechanism visible from the lanes. Cheap ass owners put money into the score displays but didn't want to spend it on actually useful things that people couldn't see. League nights were regularly full of delays and pins being dropped.

Building is now a series of stores.
 
2013-09-04 11:26:52 AM  

pirviii: Fubegra: Something like that would be cool as a bar game - better than the old versions that used a sliding puck and tilt-up pins. Plus, the Rube Goldberg-esque nature of a pinsetter is just awesome.

That pinsetter is less Rube Goldberg-esque as the 1950's era pinsetters I worked on for 2 years. Those had more in common with an industrial washing machine then anythIng else. During league it was like working on a car while driving it, to keep those old suckers running (stuck pins, balls, loose belts, nuts, bolts and breaking and bending rods and gears and pulleys and levers). It was noisy, hot and dirty, but fun in a way.




Get a job at Lavatec.
 
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