#1
So Pit, me and my dad were talking one day and we got to talking about an automatic lawn mower. We both kind of thought it was a cool idea so I think this weekending we are going to come up with some designs for a small-meduim sized mower. Some smaller and some for larger areas such as a field.

Now some of the feature we've seen on current un-manned mowers is that most of them are RC (evatech). What we were thinking was making it automatic (as stated above) so you pretty much turn it on and go play guitar or whatever you want. We've Already thought about saftey features so like a dog or little kid doesnt get mawled if they just so happen to be in its path.

My dad is very skilled in automation, electronics, senors, ect ect and has told me countless times over the past week that it is easily possible. Easily making it able to stay in a certain area, sence for objects to turn away from, etc etc. I was thinking about taking it a step further and developing an iOS app and/or computer software so you can monitor, schedule, and even have live video feed from your desk or iProduct.

Another thing is cost. Obviously the biggest wall in the whole deal. We think we can swing it for around the price of a mid-high rage riding mower. The other day my dad went and asked a store owner about it and the owner seemed pretty excited for it even said he would love to be the first to sell them at his hardware store.

So Pit, what do you think if executed well?
#3
Too late, I'm gonna steal your idea and patent it before Twist of fate
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Too late, I'm gonna steal your idea


I already did. I even started a company in that time:

Haha, how about that?
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maybe it's because of your description, or the fact that it's 1:30am here, or both, i can't stop giggling.


Sometimes girls say that too...
#7
You just have to plant your grass from the seed, discipline it when necessary, wait about 13 years and boom. Emo grass.

It'll cut itself.
#8
There's a version of Roomba for lawns, I think. Lawnba, if I'm not mistaken.
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#9
Why would you want to make it automated?
Those things are fun to ride.
You are the overlord of small shrubs and grass.
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You just have to plant your grass from the seed, discipline it when necessary, wait about 13 years and boom. Emo grass.

It'll cut itself.

we already have plants that can kill themselves thanks to terminator seeds. It's a real thing that could actually kill food production
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#11
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You just have to plant your grass from the seed, discipline it when necessary, wait about 13 years and boom. Emo grass.

It'll cut itself.



Well shit, should of thought of that
#12
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we already have plants that can kill themselves thanks to terminator seeds. It's a real thing that could actually kill food production

Cut and kill are different things....

But I think I see your point.
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So Pit, me and my dad were talking one day and we got to talking about an automatic lawn mower. We both kind of thought it was a cool idea so I think this weekending we are going to come up with some designs for a small-meduim sized mower. Some smaller and some for larger areas such as a field.

Now some of the feature we've seen on current un-manned mowers is that most of them are RC (evatech). What we were thinking was making it automatic (as stated above) so you pretty much turn it on and go play guitar or whatever you want. We've Already thought about saftey features so like a dog or little kid doesnt get mawled if they just so happen to be in its path.

My dad is very skilled in automation, electronics, senors, ect ect and has told me countless times over the past week that it is easily possible. Easily making it able to stay in a certain area, sence for objects to turn away from, etc etc. I was thinking about taking it a step further and developing an iOS app and/or computer software so you can monitor, schedule, and even have live video feed from your desk or iProduct.

Another thing is cost. Obviously the biggest wall in the whole deal. We think we can swing it for around the price of a mid-high rage riding mower. The other day my dad went and asked a store owner about it and the owner seemed pretty excited for it even said he would love to be the first to sell them at his hardware store.

So Pit, what do you think if executed well?


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#14
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You are the overlord of small shrubs and grass.

I would sig this if I had the space.

Anyways, it sounds like a good idea
Maybe you could make it possible to control it from your computer?
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I would sig this if I had the space.

Anyways, it sounds like a good idea
Maybe you could make it possible to control it from your computer?


We thought about that too, we could do it. And that would be a great way to scare the hell outta the neighborhood kids
#17
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Cut and kill are different things....

But I think I see your point.

i know. I just wanted to bring up those seeds because that is scary shit, do we really need a plant that lasts one year before it kills itself? These big companies will be the death of us all!
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And that would be a great way to scare the hell outta the neighborhood kids

I like the way you think ..
#19
Well i personally think this is a pretty awesome idea. I thought about it like 10 years ago, and if i had any bit of knowledge i would've started making them. Unfortunately i lack any bit of knowledge, and therefore just mowed my lawn with a walk behind mower for 10 years hoping someone else would make an automatic one for me. So if you do succeed in this, tell me and i'll be your first buyer!

#20
Don't bother. It's been tried and tried.

Important Edit: Meaning, don't try it with the intent of marketing it and becoming rich. It's undoubtedly an interesting project to tinker around with.
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#21
You, when I was a kid, my mom always bitched at me to cut the crass and stuff. I did it time from time. Then I realized I have a younger brother.
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