Talk:413: New Pet

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Is anyone else tempted to do this for real? Because I certainly am. 23:24, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Even more possible now with the newer, smaller raspberry Pi computers. Someone PLEASE do it. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

NEW PROJECT. Alexbuzzbee (talk) 14:36, 16 March 2015 (UTC) 16:39, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
That video no longer exists because the account no longer exists. :( Beanie (talk) 12:11, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

Here is the comments section on the xkcd site: (Sorry. Don't know how to make it a link.) There are a number of proposed designs and several readers who claim to be making one. There are 248 entries so I only skimmed over them. ExternalMonolog (talk) 20:48, 21 January 2014 (UTC)ExternalMonolog

I'm shocked that with the explosion of popularity of BB-8 from the new Star Wars that I haven't seen this referenced anywhere. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Challenge accepted - Kazvorpal (talk) 14:13, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

I don't think this is possible, because most hamster balls are not smooth, and all of them have holes, which would make the magnets get stuck. 20:39, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

JJ Abrams built it and put it in a movie. -- Gilker (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Those look like mechanum wheels. Not omniwheels.

So, what would this do? I assume the laptop needs to be connected to some other control device somehow? But what? Why does the computer in the middle need to be a laptop? Will it be displaying video to people who come across the "pet"? GreatWyrmGold (talk) 13:03, 12 July 2020 (UTC)