I really like Pop Sci’s podcast series, the latest is an interview with the maker of an awesome homemade Zamboni, Jonathan Coulton writes –
“Inventor Damian Renzello has been making portable skating rinks and related accessories for years, so it’s not surprising that it’s come to this: a homemade super zamboni that blows snow, shaves ice, and looks totally awesome. I love projects like this – the false starts, the dangerous accidents, the madness – I think those are the three ingredients that make up what they call “Yankee Ingenuity.” I was a little disappointed to find out this wasn’t a meaningless, self-destructive quest for a personal homemade zamboni, and instead the latest invention from a genuine entrepreneur. I should have known from the photo–it’s far too well built to have been cobbled together by a crazy person.” – Link.
8 thoughts on “Homemade Zamboni – Interview with the maker…”
not what I’d call “Homemade”
the guy makes this kind of stuff for a living, that’s like a porn star showing up at amateur night.
still, pretty cool, doesn’t seem to have a catch bin though which is what about 70% of a real zamboni is, without it the shavings stay on the ice, sure the ice will get nice and smooth, but be covered with basically snow.
Of course, what’s REALLY needed is a Zamboomba, which lets you condition your ice from inside the warmth and comfort of your home, so you can send your olympic or NHL hopeful out on pristine ice.
It needs to cost about the same as a snowmobile.
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