Des Moines, Iowa-based product manager Derek Hoy has designed the Cooler Cannon, a portable remote-controlled cooler that tosses canned beverages to consumers. With one click of a button, the cooler can throw a can up to eight feet. The Cooler Cannon has been featured on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Derek is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to help with the production and manufacturing costs of his prototype.
The beauty of this concept is its simplicity. At the core of the launching mechanism is a lever and a spring. When you hit the RF wireless remote, the receiver activates a small DC motor powered by a 12V battery. It makes one revolution and acts as a cam on the way down and then as a release mechanism tripping the latch on the way up, all in under two seconds. You stack the cans in the magazine, add ice or ice packs in the dedicated cavity on the side and boom, you’re tossing beverages to your buddy with the touch of a remote.
Here are a couple of videos of the Cooler Cannon in action:
images and video via Cooler Cannon
via The Awesomer