Rope climbing robot

  1. Apr 11, 2012 #1
    Hey guys I have a freaking project that requires me to build a rope climbing robot that cannot be powered by chemical based. Basically no batteries as such are required.
     
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  3. Apr 11, 2012 #2
    Some background info about the scale and expected complexity of the project will be good to have. Right now I have no clue if you mean just a spring-loaded toy that'll pull on 10 cm of sewing thread, or something like the space elevator climber challenge.
    http://www.spaceward.org/elevator2010-pb
     
  4. Apr 11, 2012 #3
    We're basically required to build a robot that is non-chemically powered to climb a rope of 8mm thick to a height of approximately 1.5m
     
  5. Apr 11, 2012 #4

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    Simplest thing that comes to mind: Two connected rollers with rubber bands inside, which you wind up.
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  6. Apr 11, 2012 #5
    hmm what if i use a pullback or wind-up motor... u think can climb better?
     
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  7. Apr 11, 2012 #6

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    If you have one, you can try. But keep in mind that the weight counts. Rubber bands are light.
     
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