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[DPRG] Fire extinguisher

Subject: [DPRG] Fire extinguisher
From: Sluggy slugmusk at linuxlegend.com
Date: Mon Feb 4 07:49:17 CST 2002

"David P. Anderson" wrote:

> One low-tech solution we've seen is a long balloon filled with
> CO2 attached to the top of the robot.  When the robot gets close
> enough to the candle (I think the rules say 12 inches) the
> candle pops the balloon and extinguishes itself.  Very clever.

Likewise, if one wants to work with much lower pressures, but still 
operate their extinquisher with an on demand valve, a CO2 inflated 
balloon might serve as the reservoir. I can picture a low pressure 
valve that operates by pinching a tube.



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