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Which is something I’ve been wanting for years, and not because I harbor any kind of weird anti-Simon resentment. I just think it would make bag workouts way more interesting. The project has an Arduino for brains, and has been pretty well documented by its creator Lior Elazary. Next: Spice it up a bit, add more striking zones, different color LEDs, maybe some screaming, groaning, grunting, and/or Steven-Seagal-style bone-breaking sound FX. Nice work, Lior! [via Hacked Gadgets]

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Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • Anonymous

    Kinda reminds me of the bow practice area from Paycheck. :-)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4X6BMRPKHHFSZJQQEJL4HWSD24 Alex

    An artist in Rotterdam, Stefan Gross, has made one a few years ago with a lot of punch zones, lights, and as far as I know, it was also arduino controlled.

    http://www.stefangross.nl/love_hate_punch.html

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darrel-E-Edson/1625000304 Darrel E. Edson

    bummer, I was hoping it was a Simon Cowell that you hit.