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Cats and pinballs... :-)

By Angyalpor

7 years ago

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#646 3 years ago

Pin tech Max helping change some bulbs.


#652 3 years ago

Pin tech Max going over Gigi schematics.


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#693 2 years ago

Pin tech Max dropped a screw while working on Earthshaker.


#694 2 years ago

Pin tech Kitty assisting with documenting insert colors for an upcoming LED job on Earthshaker.


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#813 2 years ago

Pintech Kitty helping wipe down the Earthshaker playfield. Her paws fit better than mine.


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#885 2 years ago
Quoted from policano:

This is a really nice post to look at. I recently lost my kitten to heart failure last Saturday and she loved to watch me play pinball.

My condolences for your loss. I'm catsitting my little brother's and when I flip her on her back and rub her belly she kneads my chin until she falls asleep. He's military so I dressed her in this costume and sent him the photo.

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#899 2 years ago

Max is trying to decide if he prefers Aerosmith (Premium/LE) or Batman 66


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#937 2 years ago
Quoted from merccat:

Plus I imagine the force they exert on the glass to jump up to the top is relatively similar and the glass never breaks then.

That would be a great experiment.

I measured the distance as 30" vertically from glass to top of backbox. When they jump from box to glass it takes .39 seconds and they are traveling 8.6 mph when they hit. The force is divided between their paws. I would say mostly their front paws hit first but they don't stop instantly, instead they decelerate slowly and also use their rear paws to finally stop.

The leap from glass to box requires an initial velocity of 8.94 mph to reach a height of 31.7" with an 85 degree release angle. I'm guessing that most of that force is applied with only the rear paws. There is a fair amount of variability with that since the cat could jump higher than needed and come down on the box or start further back on the glass. It seems reasonable that the force applied is a more gradual change compared to the near instant stop required when jumping from the box to the glass.

From my calculations it seems more force is applied when jumping from the glass to the backbox.


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#1091 2 years ago

"Pinball is hard. Must nap."
Max, 2017


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#1300 1 year ago
Quoted from dmacy:

She's busted!

I think you mean, "Down Simba!"

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#1339 1 year ago

My houseguest Kitty went home this morning. Brother is back stateside and took her back to 29 Palms after two years with me. No more dead animal gifts on the bed for me.


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#1667 9 months ago
Quoted from JeffZee:

Keyboard shelves are not for keyboards...
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I note his claws are not out- until you try to move his paw rest/your hand. Then out they come and it's a cat toy.

#1683 8 months ago
Quoted from RWH:

Have any of you had a good experience with this and was it young kitten, or older cat?

We used a baby gate to block off one room so the cats had somewhere the dogs couldn't go. We also put up cat shelves around the living room so they could be up high, bask in the sunshine, survey their domain.

It does take some training. If your dog has a chase instinct that you can't control you'll want to work on that.

#1691 8 months ago

My wife had a feral house cat when I moved in. Daisy wouldn't let you come near without running off. Had to be cornered and crated for vet visits. Well it turns out Daisy was REALLY fond of wet food! I started leaving dry treats a couple feet away from her. Once she figured out those were ok I put wet food in a bowl and she would let me pet her while she ate. The last couple years of her life she would jump on the bed at night and sleep at the foot. Once she jumped into my lap while I was watching TV. Such a rewarding experience.

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#1810 6 months ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

vet says we can medicate him at home for the next ~18h, but if things don’t turn around, he’ll need to be hospitalized.

That's always an agonizing decision. Best wishes to you and your furry loved one.

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#1992 3 months ago
Quoted from Trekkie1978:

My girlfriend is allergic to them...things are getting more serious and more permanent between us. Talking about moving in together, etc.

Is anyone looking for 2 cats?

It would be way easier to find someone to take the defective gf. Or tell her to wait ten-twenty years until the cats are gone.

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