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Project Hookshot.

Post by HotDog-Cart » Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:16 am

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I'm a giant fan of Legend of Zelda, and I always think of neet inventions to make from games. This is probably the hardest, one yet.

I want to make a Hookshot. Preferably the one from Twilight Princess, or similar. But I have a few questions.

How could I get the chain to come out of the hookshot? Motor?

How could I get the chain to come back into the hookshot after missing/failing a shot?

Also, what makes the chain come out of the hookshot in the game? Is there a button on the hookshot, that link presses to make it come out?


This is a hard one.

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Post by ATOMICMAN » Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:34 am

i can see a one shot design.


co2 to shoot it and a motor or spring device with a clutch to reel it back. i wouldnt expect anything great to come out of this though. its something that will never work like in the game.

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Post by ShockSlayer » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:36 pm

A really long spring.

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Post by ghosstt » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:51 pm

ATOMICMAN wrote:i can see a one shot design.


co2 to shoot it and a motor or spring device with a clutch to reel it back. i wouldnt expect anything great to come out of this though. its something that will never work like in the game.
thats what i was thinking. you could get like 3-4 of the CO2 cartriges that they use in airsoft guns. then you could take a cheap airsoft gun and use the mechanism it uses to open the canister.

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Post by gannon » Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:10 pm

Well..you could kinda try a magnetic action or even hydrolic/pneumatic action to launch the chain :P

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Post by Nonsense Man » Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:23 pm

You could buy some compressed air to shoot and a motor to bring it back

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Post by khaag » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:19 pm

Do you want it to pull you somewhere or just shoot a chain? If you want the first, it will never work.

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Post by JKO-K6 » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:23 pm

You should but a REALLY good motor that can pull a person, so if, when you shoot, the hook is perfectly insert in the "Target", it will possibly get you up to it... But it will cost a lot and you will need NASA engineer fo it lol!

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Post by Sparkfist » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:41 pm

You could in theory have a spring in that would recoil the chain/cable. However I don't think that would make the "hookshot" light enough to fire with one hand. The idea of using CO2 or compressed air is a nice idea but it will limit the number of time it can be used vastly.
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Post by Rekarp » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:43 pm

You could use a model rocket engine to propel the hook somewhere. But it would be a one shot deal.
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Post by Ari » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:55 pm

You could use some thrusters to make it in Garry's mod. :lol:
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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:51 pm

Rekarp wrote:You could use a model rocket engine to propel the hook somewhere. But it would be a one shot deal.
I wouldn't do that. It could blow up in your face (literally).
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Post by teraflop122 » Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:30 pm

I have seen a device about the size of a small gas can that can pull a person up the side of a ten story building in a few tens of seconds, so something with functionality at least similar to that of the hook shot could be possible.

Of course you'll be hard pressed to force a hook to "stick" to any substance at all. I image you'd need a hellish amount of force to lodge a barbed metal probe beneath the surface of any material, firing at a distance.

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Post by Rekarp » Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:47 pm

lifeisbetterwithketchup wrote:
Rekarp wrote:You could use a model rocket engine to propel the hook somewhere. But it would be a one shot deal.
I wouldn't do that. It could blow up in your face (literally).
nah if you build it correctly you shouldnt need to worry. Ive made rockets cars and such and never had one explode on me before.
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Post by Motoman » Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:01 pm

my suggestion would be something akin to a modified rail gun.
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