Anbo Jyutsu staves
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My brother and I have been wanting to try Anbo-Jyutsu for over a decade.
The only issue is it's a fictional martial art from Star Trek. It is as ridiculous as it is awesome!
The jist of it is in this video https://youtu.be/O1A2zPqVq5w?t=25
Building the actual circle isn't necessary, that can be any basic mat. The pads will probably be second hand motocross pads. Easily doable IMO.
The biggest issue is the staff, the sensor specifically. It needs to only activate when within 10 or so degrees of another sensor in the opponent's chest piece. It also needs a small speaker to make a beeping sound, but that part should be easy.
The two design problems I have are
1- A sensor accurate enough to reliably detect the opponent's sensor in a small cone. If it needs to be right on it won't work. Should also work as far as 10 feet away.
2-The sensor and speaker should be durable, these staves will be used to strike (and ideally block too, if we aren't too busy flailing around like retards to manage it). I'm concerned that a few hard impacts will knock something loose and they will need to be taken apart every few matches for maintenance/repairs.
So, any tips?
Building a house
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I want to build a house (relatively small) but have no experience whatsoever with building stuff, electronics, architecture. I've read the sticky post and found some resources but was wondering if you guys could recommend any books that are essential reading for building a house?
Also, if anybody has any advice I'd love to hear it. My plan is to spend the next year learning some theory (electronics, housing laws, etc) and then one year to buy a terrain and build the house.