Mind Over Melon Watermelon Exploder

Mind Over Melon -- photo via Flickr; attributed to Beer Coaster
Mind Over Melon — photo via Flickr; attributed to Beer Coaster

For some reason, watermelons receive more than their fair share of torture. First, there’s that Gallagher character who takes such glee from destroying the rotund fruits. And then of course, there is the Japanese, who torture melons into shapes that they have no business being forced into. (And cucumbers too.) They have even been corseted into a rubber band trap with predictable results.

Poor watermelons.

And now they must suffer via a direct link to the minds of their destroyers. Snip:

Mind Over Melon is a LVL1 project made by Chris and Brad. It’s purpose is simple: Destroy watermelons with your mind. It uses a Star Wars Force Trainer toy attached to an Arduino FIO with Xbee, paired to another Arduino + Xbee, attached to a 200psi Solenoid Valve. The solenoid valve dumps CO2 into the melon when brain activity reaches a certain threshold.
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Will watermelons ever get a break? I mean eaten. I mean left alone to take over the world in sweet, sweet, pink watery revenge.

(Via Dvice)


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