Update: Jerry the Doxie and his ball machine

There have been quite a few questions about wiener dog Jerry and his special ball throwing machine so the Daily Dachshund and Dog News has snooped through the YouTube comments and dug up with some answers from lamgngo, Jerry’s owner and inventor extrordinaire.

mrceq said: I need this machine!!! My tekel thinks that I am the machine and I have to throw the ball over and over again!!!

lamgngo said: That’s what my dog thought of me before I built the ball machine!

mo0929 said: That is what I need for my doxie!!! Where did you get that??? I love it!!!

lamgngo said: The ball machine was a fun project some years ago. It took far too much time and efforts to build it. I was constantly reminded of Rube Goldberg, the cartoonist that depicted very complex devices to perform simple tasks in some convoluted ways. The dog and I had fun with it….

lautore5 said: Not that I don’t think that’s a very cool idea, but there’s something about watching the dog reloading that contraption, tail wagging the whole time, that makes me feel sad.

lamgngo said: This machine was not meant to substitute, but complement my playing with Jerry. By the way, Jerry also wags his tail when I throw the ball for him 😉

lamgngo said: Even with this machine, Jerry still gets more hand thrown balls than that counter on the machine can keep up with. Please enjoy the video….

nyquilpinches said: Did you make that your self? or was it bought? if you made it and wouldent mind sharing plans that would be awesome

lamgngo said: Yes, I built it. Was to be a simple week long project, but it turned into an OBSESSION and took about 2 years of on and off work to complete…mainly writing the software to run it. Enjoy the video, but I would dissuade you from build it!

batbawls said: What happens if Jerry gets a tooth snagged on the band or somewhere on the Ball Tosser 3000?

lamgngo said: I have half dozen IR proximity sensors to (hopefully) keep that from happening. He’d learned to move away from the machine before it will FIRE! Thanks for the concern.

While several commenters call on the inventor to bring his product to market, he is remaining mum. The Daily Doxie has, however, put in a request for an interview.

One thought on “Update: Jerry the Doxie and his ball machine

  1. Sylvia De Baca

    Your last update about Jerry the doxie and automated ball throwing machine was 2008. Any news on owner coming forward with marketing this or anyone else. I have a doxie she would love this.

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