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Goldfish Drives a Car

Thu May 01, 2014 12:57 pm

I've no idea why, but the Pi sprang to mind when reading this news article. Maybe someone fancies giving it a go...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27241688

Which reminds me (BAD JOKE ALERT!): Two goldfish sitting in a tank. One turns to the other and says, "How do you drive this thing?!" :D
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Re: Goldfish Drives a Car

Thu May 01, 2014 7:36 pm

Seems like a funny and quite easy project, but I'm missing the goldfish :D
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Re: Goldfish Drives a Car

Thu May 01, 2014 9:19 pm

I love the bit when they talk about stressing out the goldfish: "oh, the goldfish are fine as long as we don't move the tank to fast, it won't even leave a ripple".
Throughout the video the water is sloshing about in the tank.

For all we know it may have been a pi running this.
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Re: Goldfish Drives a Car

Thu May 01, 2014 9:25 pm

It's not a RPi, the sockets (USB vs ethernet) are in the wrong places on the board
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Re: Goldfish Drives a Car

Fri May 02, 2014 10:09 am

Years ago, we visited an aquarium at Seacombe, Merseyside, which showcased the wildlife in and around the Mersey - crabs, rays, plaice, &c.
One of the exhibits had a tank into which a wave cascaded every 10 seconds or so - very much like what happens when atlantic rollers arrive, close inshore.
The fish in the tank didn't seem to mind - they were probably happy there weren't any seagulls swooping in.

I suppose goldfish aren't used to atlantic rollers

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