Hey guys, with little to none FORMAL physics application experience myself, but quite a bit from the other members in my club. I was wondering what you guys think the fastest methods to climbing a pole would be. Some limitations we have are : one 12vDC battery, only 2 motors (about 150 rpm), and we can't use springs. We have to climb a about 10 foot pole, and we want to do it in less than 8 seconds or as fast as possible. The pole is made of steel. One idea (aside from simpler approaches) that we arrived at (but did not have the expertise to continue with) was to use a electromagnetic propulsion system (similar to Maglev trains?), where we have electromagnets alternating to propel up the pole. We do have a 15 lbs weight limit.