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where can i buy these items cheap;
>accelerometer
>shock watch labels
>dragon skin rubber



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lemonie (author)2010-08-08


where have you looked so far?
when you were looking for pictures of these things did you not find anything?

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m5industriesinc (author)lemonie2010-08-11

i did but they are way expensive. they are like through the roof expensive .
    if you have any shock watch labels (don't care the condition) can you mail them.


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kelseymh (author)m5industriesinc2010-08-19

They are expensive for a reason. If you don't like it, that's too bad. Telling (not asking) people to give you stuff for free is surprisingly selfish, not to mention absurdy naive.

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lemonie (author)m5industriesinc2010-08-11

you're probably not going to find them cheaper - they cost what they cost.

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Kiteman (author)2010-08-15

I'm assuming you want to build your own version?

You've already found out; that will be expensive if you do it "properly" (why do you think they keep re-using Buster instead of making a new one for each test?).

So, improvise.

Find a window mannequin in a dumpster, disarticulate it and make your own joints.  Instead of ballistic gel, fill it with gelatine ("jello").  If you can't find a mannequin, get an old fake-leather sofa, rip off the skin and sew it into a big doll.  Make an armature from broom handles, with linked staples for joints.

Accelerometers are probably the only part you can't improvise, and they are available online for only a few dollars (for example, $11.80 from Sparkfun).

Just one thing: take plenty of photos as you build him, and post an Instructable.


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m5industriesinc (author)Kiteman2010-08-19

i have a real crash test dummie ive said that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i just need shock stickers and an accelerometer.

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m5industriesinc (author)2010-08-15

There's got to be something!!!!!!

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