Thursday, September 8, 2011

Angry Birds for real?

"Angry Birds" is a fun game for several smartphones and pads that I enjoy very much. You shoot giant birds from an equally giant fixed mounted slingshot and destroy structures this way, "killing" cute animals like pigs and gremlins.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angry_Birds



This seems too much fun to not exploit it in a video. So I have ordered a good amount of piggy banks (made from ceramics) on ebay today, and will build a shooting scenario just like the ones in the game.

Then I plan on dressing heavy lead or steel balls like birds and shoot away.

This should be fun! Hope the porcelain pigs will arrive in time for this weekend's video.

Oh, BTW, I just arrived back from a long and important business trip and now I have a nasty cold (not uncommon after a show, all the loud talking and tons of germs). But I nevertheless drew this week's winner...

Porcelanowy!

Congrats.

109 comments:

  1. We actually had that idea for the scouting. This is the movie that gave us the idea.
    http://youtu.be/s9TxM3Jpo8o

    We rammed 2 poles in the ground, and attached bicycle inner tubes to them. The pouch was fabricated from denim. The shooter can then walk backwards and release it with his/her hands.
    But it didn´t work because of the bicycle tubes, they don't really behave like elastics. But with the rubber you have it must be a succes.

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  2. Great idea and ur the perfect guy to do this! good luck and im looking forward to see that!!.

    By the way, congratz for the winner :)

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  3. Nice idea and happy pig smashing

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  4. I will use a conventional slingshot for the shooting, not a fixed mounted one. That would be a bit too much for piggy banks.

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  5. sounds awesome i cant wait to see this, i think you have another viral video on your hands :)

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  6. just an idea : use wood palets to make the structure to be destroy ;-)

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  7. your losing it :P after you made the biggest slingshot known to mankind your mind slipped off the deepend, maybe you should look into the bird launchers used for hunting :P they shoot bird real nicely. i figured you would take a break from slingshot building after creating that monster.... now i see you have just taken a slide into a different realm lol :D

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  8. Congrats!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzIBZQkj6SY

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  9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9TxM3Jpo8o
    Congrats to the winner and that sounds like fun!

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  10. Congrats to the winner!
    Set a high score Jorg!

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  11. Congrats!
    Sounds like a cool idea!

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  12. Sounds like another fun little project!

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  13. We were worried about you hope all is well!

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  14. hope you have a lot of porcelin!

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  15. Please hire a band for the video!

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  16. I hope I win one of the slingshots! Hope you feel better!

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  17. Its about time you did angry birds! Just joking, hope you feel better!

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  18. Have you done any fixed slingshots? I'd imagine you can get quite a bit of power out of them.

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  19. This is going to be so cool! I can't wait to see the video. I saw your photo in the latest wired magazine and found your site. Now, I have an interest in making my own slingshot, but where to start?

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  20. Start with a frame! and i cant stop humming the theme song now!

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  21. good idea))) it will be funny

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  22. Hope you make a couple real good levels!

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  23. you need to turn slingshot shooting into more of a sport if anyone can you can!

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  24. That's going to be one cool video!

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  25. awesome should be fun and congrats to the winner!

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  26. Congrats winner! I like your idea!

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  27. I will have to learn about 'Angry Birds'. Glad you are recovering from your exhibition. It brought to mind a program from a short time ago titled "Guns, Germs and Steel". I think, if you have not seen it, it might interest you as it shows a view of our civilization's development and I think that is a topic of interest to you.

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  28. "Guns, Germs and Steel" is actually a really good book by Mr. Jared Diamond, who was awarded the Pulitzer price for it. A brilliant treaty about the history of mankind since 13,000 years ago, it is one of my favorites. I have a full Diamond library and appreciate his work very much.

    Should the piggies not arrive on time, I will probably do another how-to video this week. I am thinking about a roller equipped, winch cockable bullpub slingshot crossbow. Short, narrow, accurate and powerful, made mostly from plywood.

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  29. That would be awesome! I just watched all your videos on the sling x bow and was thinking of making one with rollers! That is perfect! Please make that instead!!!

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  30. I like the how to crossbow also! Either way there will be a great video!

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  31. Where do you get your rollers? I would like to build a slingshot with them but I seem to only find expensive ones, the cheaper ones seem to be pretty small. Is it possible to use pvc or some other alternative?

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  32. Angry birds would definitely be cool! I would love to be able to make a slingshot crossbow for hunting the only problem is that for it to be technically legal it needs a draw weight of 125lbs in my area, is there anyway your crossbow could come close to that? If you have a design that's adaptable to arrows or bolts that would be awesome as I don't have the money for a real crossbow my current hunting bow is homemade out of pvc and wood and cost about 15 dollars and its pretty strong. A crossbow would be incredible tho.

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  33. I make the rollers myself, from round wooden rods. I just drill a hole through the center.

    I do have a crossbow that has 200 lbs draw, but this is truly overkill - rubber is so much more effective compared to steel or compound limbs, mostly because of the longer draw = more acceleration length.

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  34. I would like to see a video of lead balls fired at the camera, which is placed behind a piece of ballistic glass.... I think that this would be super scary and cool, especially if filmed on a high speed camera in slow motion...It would really get everyone flinching in their seats !!!... Just an Idea...I love all these posts and they keep me inspired

    Thanks

    Keith

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  35. 200 lb crossbow with rubber? is that the mini cannon? that's awesome, how many bands of TB gold would that be?

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  36. I think for my state crossbows have to be 130 which is probably overkill for a slingxbow, but if you could show us how to make a slim version of one with those specs that would be amazing, I have Theraband gold and wood, no welding stuff :(

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  37. cool. someone from the slingshot forum made a big slingshot and set up carboard boxes and lil guys to shoot at. yours sounds much more insane. lol.
    cant wait

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  38. I love angry birds, best game ever. Good luck with it!

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  39. I hope you set it up in a public place so random people could play!

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  40. Slingshots and bird and piggy banks sounds like a blast!

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  41. Can't wait to see more videos!

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  42. Angry birds is great! Slingshots are great! this video will be awesome!

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  43. I'm looking forward to see your Bull pup slingshot crossbow. With the rollers you mean something like the Combow sling uses? That would be a very fancy design because there would be no dangling rubber bands. Will you make it for balls or for arrows?
    Gruss Stephan

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  44. I'm liking angry birds and your tutorial idea.

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  45. Can't wait for the video and congratulations to Porcelanowy

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  46. An angry birds video would fit right in with todays pop culture. Can't wait to see those giant ceramic heads!

    What device will you be launching the "birds" with?

    Sorry for the cold, get well soon!

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  47. Congrats to the winner! I hope you feel better and get back to posting videos soon!

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  48. I can hear the theme song now good luck man!

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  49. You would make a real life angry birds...

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  50. Glad to hear from you, you had some of us worried. Hope the project works nicely!

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  51. Can you make the crossbow!? Cause we know you will do angry birds, but your tutorials are awesome!

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  52. Congrats winner! I hope to follow! Angry birds is another terrific idea!

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  53. I hope the business trip went well!

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  54. Andrew Stewart-JonesSeptember 9, 2011 at 4:43 AM

    ha ha, angry birds, awesome!

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  55. Hahaha that'd be just novel can't wait for the video!

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  56. I think Angry Birds for real and the song Konis Hupen would go good together.

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  57. Hi Jörg, i hope the porcelain pigs will arrive in time! i like Slingshotvideos with much shooting fun!

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  58. i like the idea very much! good luck!

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  59. Great idea, making a video game into real life is a very fun subject!

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  60. angry birds in real time and a bullpup slingshot carbine,I'm sold, whens the vid lol

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  61. Piggy banks. If that isn't a little slice of genius, it's awfully close.

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  62. After the german Television-Tradeshow IFA (with Angry Birds on a real big screen of Hannspree with fingertracking behaving like a touchscreen), I fall back into Angry Birds on my Android-tablet .. Cant wait to see your interpretation ...

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  63. Sebastian, I missed that part of the IFA show (I had to work as an exhibitor in hall 9), I have my own concept. It involves drywall boards (Rigips-Platten), iron balls, and porcelain piggy targets.

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  64. Real life Angry Birds? Awwwwww yeah!

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  65. miłej zabawy z twoją procą porcelanowy
    and you joerg are awesome
    ps
    how are you drying the wood?

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  66. Your idea is great, Jörg. I'm looking forward to a video!

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  67. Too bad about the cold, get well soon Jörg.You where gone a while so I got worryed.The idea of bringing a awesome game to life is eaven more awesome.I cant wait to see it!Good luck Jörg!

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  68. HAHAHAHA!!! this video will be awsome!! I actually really like that game and too see someone bring it to life is gunna be amazing!!! cant wait to see this video!! keep up the goodwork Jorg!!! I love your work!!

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  69. so what we need for this is:
    slingshot
    piggy banks
    some popsicle sticks
    some birds
    and some spray paint to color the birds...

    really though I think this will be fun.

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  70. Amazing. Such an awesome idea!

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  71. Hmmm. . . So:

    Red Bird: Steel Ball
    Yellow Bird: Dart or Arrow
    Blue Bird: Bird Shot or B-Bs
    Black Bird: Cherry Bomb!
    White Bird: Erm. . . Marshmallow attached to steel ball?
    Green Bird: Er, boomerang? Or maybe scissors?
    Big Brother Bird: Big Lead Ball
    Mighty Eagle: CANNON BALL

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  72. I,m sure its gonna be fun to see, but get well first.

    All the best.

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  73. i always like your crazy ideas, can´t wait to see the vid :)

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  74. i always like your crazy ideas, can´t wait to see the vid :) (just registered :) )

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  75. Good Luck with your new project bud! And don't worry about the naysayers; you're creating things that you really seem to derive satisfaction from. In the grand scheme of things that's important to you, potentially inspiring to others, and- most importantly- informative viewing for anyone involved in the inevitable Zombie apocalypse.
    :)

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  76. Sounds like it's going to be good, what slingshot do you plan on using?

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  77. I'll try to win a sling.... as usual!
    ;-)
    Armin

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  78. China copy your idea very fast ;-D

    http://www.colorfulworld.cn/new/mofei_list.asp?id=302

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  79. That china one looks fun lol, I wanna play a real version now.

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  80. i hate to see those large pouches....can go horribly wrong :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyLUCnTdu7o


    (i think it´s because of the too big pouch. correct me pls if i´m wrong jörg)

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  81. Get well soon Jorge. And death to all green little pigs!

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  82. antraxx, the size of the pouch wasn't the problem, but the bowl shape was. Real dangerous.

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  83. thanks for that clarification.
    i made a few slingshots myself (all with double thera gold flats) and i´m always afraid that this may happen. therefore i made the pouches small enough to not form such a bowl...that might hurt really bad.

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  84. This sounds much funner than the game!

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  85. antraxx, that video looked rather painful.

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  86. antraxx, I've seen this video before as it's a classic and I can't help but thinking this was the prototype for 'water-boarding'. The price of melons must have jumped up and they decided to use cheap water instead. :) I cringe every time I see that poor woman get hit. You know it had to have hurt if her face was numb afterwards. Not once have I shot off a watermelon however, and I don't think I want to. :)

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  87. i think she was lucky.
    could have easily lost an eye.
    i bet the entire face turned blue the day after that. :(

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  88. Yellow :)
    Damn, can’t express how happy I am :) Promise to take care of that frame as good as I can :)
    Joerg, I will send you a PM from my old youtube account (rafikmniam) if that’s OK.
    Thank you and get well :)
    Cheers
    Rafal

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