The Pitching Machine is the most dangerous machine at SRL. It has a 'magazine' that holds 30 2x4 boards which is shot out of the machine at 135mph, 2 boards per second. The range is about 100 yards or more. Wood will go through 1/4" steel plates and concrete. It has a tethered joystick control for aiming and firing as well as a web interface to allow for remote operation of the machine. It made its tele-operated debut in Tokyo where a user at the ICC a few miles away was able to demolish targets in Yoyogi Park. It was coded in such a way that it can be fired continously while the user pans and tilts the machine for a fully automatic strafing effect.

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