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2013-12-12 12:45:47 PM
oi42.tinypic.com
 
2013-12-12 01:19:59 PM
You know what we used to use to build pillow forts?

Farking pillows...

/get off my lawn... (before you get run over by my Big Wheel)
 
2013-12-12 01:27:34 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: You know what we used to use to build pillow forts?

Farking pillows...

/get off my lawn... (before you get run over by my Big Wheel)


Yea, one of the fun things about pillow forts was trying to balance it all and hoping it doesn't come crashing down while you're inside.

Still though, pretty fun idea for kids. Not sure if it's $100 for 10 pillows good (or $300 for 25), but cool idea.
 
2013-12-12 01:27:54 PM
Meh, that sounds like cheating...

(clicks TFA)

Okay those are cool.
 
2013-12-12 01:29:11 PM
dogfort.wdfiles.com

Excited.
 
2013-12-12 01:32:20 PM
$100 for $5 in magnets $2 in fabric and $3 in foam?


just sell the plans for $5 and be done with it .
 
2013-12-12 01:32:28 PM
What is a "Magnetic Pillow Fart Cushion"?
 
2013-12-12 01:34:37 PM
media1.giphy.com
 
2013-12-12 01:38:08 PM
img2.joyreactor.com
 
2013-12-12 01:46:16 PM
Those look a lot less fun than using actual sofa cushions (and finding change in the sofa...ka-ching) and all of mom's blankets.
 
2013-12-12 01:54:55 PM
Marketeers stealing our childhood games and selling them back to us? Of course.
 
2013-12-12 01:58:58 PM
I find this kickstarter stuff interesting... People have cool ideas for inventions, can't really fund it, it's impossible to get funding for average people from the plutocrats and corporations unless you're an insider or already rich enough to know the right people... but with this kickstarter you can.

/wish this had been around when I actually had decent ideas back then.
 
2013-12-12 02:02:35 PM

Literally Addicted: Those look a lot less fun than using actual sofa cushions (and finding change in the sofa...ka-ching) and all of mom's blankets.


I have a major aversion to the dirt under couch cushions, I have to wash it...

KellyX: I find this kickstarter stuff interesting... People have cool ideas for inventions, can't really fund it, it's impossible to get funding for average people from the plutocrats and corporations unless you're an insider or already rich enough to know the right people... but with this kickstarter you can.

/wish this had been around when I actually had decent ideas back then.


And yeah, even when I don't particularly like the available project on Kickstarter, I like the concept. I occasionally have ideas for things that I think would be cool(I had the exact idea for the Kill-A-Watt 2-3 years before it came out), and at least I know that I may be able to make the next idea work before some random schmuck intercepts my brain waves..... ;-)
 
2013-12-12 02:05:49 PM
I never thought a single word could ever make me angry, but "squee" has proved me wrong.

/off to kick some baby puppies
 
2013-12-12 02:07:57 PM

Mikey1969: And yeah, even when I don't particularly like the available project on Kickstarter, I like the concept. I occasionally have ideas for things that I think would be cool(I had the exact idea for the Kill-A-Watt 2-3 years before it came out), and at least I know that I may be able to make the next idea work before some random schmuck intercepts my brain waves..... ;-)


Only thing that concerns me is it seems often times they have to literally lay out everything, practically giving away the milk and the cow. If some asshole with the funds saw it and wanted to steal it and get some Chinese company to make a knock off, what's stopping them?

Every if you patent the shiat, which could take forever anyhow (and that's just another hurdle to jump for someone who might not have the funds or the know how to do it... I tried going through an Invention company back in the day and they wanted to charge me like 10k...) that doesn't seem to stop the Chinese or others from stealing shiat.
 
2013-12-12 02:16:50 PM

Mikey1969: I have a major aversion to the dirt under couch cushions, I have to wash it...


You'd have been fine with my mom's sofa, then.  She kept everything spotless at all times.
 
2013-12-12 02:17:07 PM

Kanemano: $100 for $5 in magnets $2 in fabric and $3 in foam?


just sell the plans for $5 and be done with it .


You'd might as well just buy your kids a tent.. at least they could use that in the unlikely event they actually went outdoors.
 
2013-12-12 02:19:19 PM

KellyX: Mikey1969: And yeah, even when I don't particularly like the available project on Kickstarter, I like the concept. I occasionally have ideas for things that I think would be cool(I had the exact idea for the Kill-A-Watt 2-3 years before it came out), and at least I know that I may be able to make the next idea work before some random schmuck intercepts my brain waves..... ;-)

Only thing that concerns me is it seems often times they have to literally lay out everything, practically giving away the milk and the cow. If some asshole with the funds saw it and wanted to steal it and get some Chinese company to make a knock off, what's stopping them?

Every if you patent the shiat, which could take forever anyhow (and that's just another hurdle to jump for someone who might not have the funds or the know how to do it... I tried going through an Invention company back in the day and they wanted to charge me like 10k...) that doesn't seem to stop the Chinese or others from stealing shiat.


Yeah, at least you have SOME protection by being able to show the date you started the Kickstarter, but I agree that it won't really stop the Chinese.

A few months ago, I found an invention cooperative that apparently doesn't charge you anything, sounds like you submit your ideas and the community votes on the ones that support and explore. Can't remember the site though.
 
2013-12-12 02:24:03 PM

Kanemano: $100 for $5 in magnets $2 in fabric and $3 in foam?


just sell the plans for $5 and be done with it .


Get some magnets, fabric of choice, and some foam.
Sew the fabric into squares, adding magnets on the corners, and make sure it fits over your foam squares.
The finished product should look like this.
i43.tinypic.com

You owe me 5 bucks.
 
2013-12-12 02:25:35 PM

baconbeard: I never thought a single word could ever make me angry, but "squee" has proved me wrong.

/off to kick some baby puppies


Let us know what sound they make when you do it.
 
2013-12-12 02:35:29 PM

Sybarite: [dogfort.wdfiles.com image 593x647]

Excited.


Came here for Dog Fort.

Thanks.
 
2013-12-12 02:38:17 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-12-12 02:59:25 PM

Sybarite: Excited.


Came here for that.
+1
 
2013-12-12 03:32:22 PM
If it is structurally sound it is not a pillow fort.  What next, prefab blanket tents?
 
2013-12-12 03:42:07 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Kanemano: $100 for $5 in magnets $2 in fabric and $3 in foam?


just sell the plans for $5 and be done with it .

Get some magnets, fabric of choice, and some foam.
Sew the fabric into squares, adding magnets on the corners, and make sure it fits over your foam squares.
The finished product should look like this.
[i43.tinypic.com image 480x269]

You owe me 5 bucks.


Your authority is not recognized inside pillowfort kickass
 
2013-12-12 03:47:31 PM
What's next? Geodesic frames to help you build structurally sound igloos?

I wonder if you could get magnets to stay in pack snow long enough to build an igloo out of it? Maybe if they were shaped like carpet tacks.
 
2013-12-12 04:13:01 PM

brantgoose: What's next? Geodesic frames to help you build structurally sound igloos?

I wonder if you could get magnets to stay in pack snow long enough to build an igloo out of it? Maybe if they were shaped like carpet tacks.


Would you 3D print the frame? That might work.

/ducking and running
 
2013-12-12 04:16:29 PM
$100 will get you a basic Squishy Forts set that includes ten cushions held together using rare earth neodymium magnets. But for $300, you can bump that up to the ultimate set-which comes with 25 cushions

Why not spend that $300 on three $100 kits and get 30 cushions?
 
2013-12-12 04:21:40 PM

jaytkay: Sybarite: [dogfort.wdfiles.com image 593x647]

Excited.

Came here for Dog Fort.

Thanks.


Not fort kick ass?
 
2013-12-12 04:41:10 PM

baconbeard: I never thought a single word could ever make me angry, but "squee" has proved me wrong.

/off to kick some baby puppies


Just think of it as slang for one of these

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-12 04:44:33 PM
Change the fabric to microfiber and add a few more sturdy bits and that could be the ultimate build-your-own cat tree.

Should I contact Kickstarter now?
 
2013-12-12 05:12:44 PM
I would never buy those.  They would degauss all my floppy disks.
 
2013-12-12 05:21:19 PM

syrynxx: I would never buy those.  They would degauss all my floppy disks.


But you could store them by simply tossing them against the walls of your tin shack.
 
2013-12-12 05:27:37 PM
I always preferred using a fan and a sheet to make an air fort, but yeah if the cushions can't fall down and crush you beneath the rubble (or if the enemy can't lob pillows at your fort and collapse it on you) it's not as much fun.
 
2013-12-12 05:37:06 PM
Magic pillon fart ocean? What's that?
 
2013-12-12 07:49:47 PM
We always made a blanket tent by anchoring one edge of the blanket on the bed with books and toys, then anchoring the other edge with more books and toys.
 
2013-12-12 08:48:20 PM

Hand Banana: I always preferred using a fan and a sheet to make an air fort, but yeah if the cushions can't fall down and crush you beneath the rubble (or if the enemy can't lob pillows at your fort and collapse it on you) it's not as much fun.


*googles air fort*
...
Why didn't I know about this when I was a kid?!
 
2013-12-12 09:00:47 PM

brantgoose: What's next? Geodesic frames to help you build structurally sound igloos?


For the past few years I've taken the kids and made igloos using those big plastic storage totes. You pack them full of snow and flip them over to mold giant snow bricks. Once you have the shape of the igloo, you pack all the gaps with snow and smooth it out. The end result is an completely enclosed, fairly low-effort snow fort, 7 or 8 feet tall, and quiet as a tomb on the inside. Good times.
 
2013-12-12 09:11:27 PM

Barricaded Gunman:
made igloos using those big plastic storage totes. You pack them full of snow and flip them over to mold giant snow bricks.


That is farking brilliant! If you came up with that idea on your own, you're a goddamn genius!
Now I'm hoping for a snowy winter in Denmark.
 
2013-12-12 11:14:29 PM

Kanemano: $100 for $5 in magnets $2 in fabric and $3 in foam?


just sell the plans for $5 and be done with it .


You obviously have never bought fabric or foam.
 
2013-12-13 05:23:34 AM

Kanemano: $100 for $5 in magnets $2 in fabric and $3 in foam?


just sell the plans for $5 and be done with it .


I made this bench for a little alcove we have in our house. The foam, fabric and zippers for those three cushions represents about $75 worth of materials.

i.imgur.com

$100 for those cushions isn't such a horrible deal.
 
2013-12-13 05:25:07 AM
^^ Should say "cushions, not the pillows."

The pillows I just bought and didn't sew.
 
2013-12-13 07:34:44 AM

phenn: Kanemano: $100 for $5 in magnets $2 in fabric and $3 in foam?


just sell the plans for $5 and be done with it .

I made this bench for a little alcove we have in our house. The foam, fabric and zippers for those three cushions represents about $75 worth of materials.

[i.imgur.com image 612x612]

$100 for those cushions isn't such a horrible deal.


Thats a nice alcove, worthy of Sunday mornings with a cup of tea
 
2013-12-13 07:36:02 AM

baconbeard: I never thought a single word could ever make me angry, but "squee" has proved me wrong.

/off to kick some baby puppies


Wtf! My dog's nickname is Squee and he must certainly is NOT getting a kick...
 
2013-12-13 07:37:19 AM
...*most* certainly...
 
2013-12-13 08:49:37 AM

Kanemano: Thats a nice alcove, worthy of Sunday mornings with a cup of tea


Very kind of you to say.

We tend to opt for mimosas over tea, though.  ;-)
 
2013-12-13 08:10:51 PM
Want.

Shut up. I don't have to explain myself to anyone.

Want.
 
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