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Mario Party Tick Tock Hop game life size: How can I make this work in real life and not cost a fortune? Answered

I want to make the Tick Tock Hop mini game from Mario Party in scale that kids and adults can play. Below is a video of the game. I figure I can use an arduino to run the random switching and speed of the hands. I just dont know if it would be possible to do this with the weight of the hand and the people standing on it. Any ideas?


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iceng (author)2014-02-17

You can make the rider hand a mech round platform and the blue hand can be a simple overhead projection.

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ecsaul23 (author)iceng2014-02-19

whats a mech round platform?

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iceng (author)ecsaul232014-02-19

A mechanical 5 or 6 foot diameter 3/4" plywood circle rotating on top of six pneumatic wheels turned by two or three gear motors is the rotating platform with taped over piezo film to detect a player standing or hopping or lost game.

People have made similar mech stuff for the Burning_Man event in Nevada where I reside.

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ecsaul23 (author)iceng2014-02-20

that is way above my skill level. Sounds like you know your stuff! thanks for the help

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mpilchfamily (author)2014-02-17

It can be done and you can see one in acting on a game show called Wipeout. But it's not something you can tackle in a DIY project. Cost of materials alone Not including drive motor and other electronics will be several thousand dollars. Besides it would be an insurance nightmare. You would need a good lawyer and insurance to cover any damages people might sustain on the game. Lots of money and lots of paperwork.

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