Mechanical pitcher

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The John Dewey (Brooklyn) High School robotics team’s 150-pound robot, nicknamed “The Big Tuna,” threw the ceremonial first pitch before last Thursday’s minor league baseball game between the Brooklyn Cyclones and Aberdeen IronBirds.

The New York Daily News reports that robot “can throw a biting curveball with pinpoint accuracy” from the mound. It uses two motors to wind up its three-foot-long arm made of aluminum and PVC pipe.

“I’m a big guy, but even I’d take a step back if I walked into the batter’s box,” said earth science and robotics teacher Filippo Dispenza. “All the catcher did was open up his glove and it went right in. The catcher said [the robot] did a pretty nice job.”
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