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corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« on: May 07, 2009, 02:04:54 PM »
A very neat method of climbing stairs. I wonder how staircase size/angle and robot weight affect climbing ability . . .

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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009, 02:41:54 PM »
wow, that thing reminds the of a concept i saw somewhere of a robot with giant metal spirals for legs, like drill bits :o
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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 08:09:15 PM »
Whoa! Cool method. ;D

I suppose the only problem with this setup is the efficiency of the drive train. Because of the rotation, a lot of the energy seems to be pushed outwards other than being devoted to pulling the robot up the stairs. But it looks like the casters make up for much of it.

It reminds me of a certain all terrain RC toy...the drive train was similar with the corkscew setup...of course, the battery life was really bad...
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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009, 08:55:22 PM »
Terrain Twister?

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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2009, 01:35:41 AM »
hah, i remember that... i actually considered getting one, but i did not want to waste my scarce money.
looks like it would be kinda fun to drive... for the first five mins...
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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2009, 04:39:00 AM »
Ahh...yes. My friend had (or still has) one. It actually did work well in some terrains...until the battery started to die 10~15 minutes later  :D
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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2009, 05:19:42 AM »
That could work like omniwheels, plus can climb stairs. Cool!

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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2009, 06:22:04 AM »
I got one.
can even go on water
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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2009, 08:29:00 AM »
yeah, i heard its supposed to be all terrain.
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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009, 10:48:06 PM »
My bro got one for christmas a few years back.  Lasted like 10 min on a full battery charge.  It was capable of "driving" on water...up until the non-waterproof battery seal let water into the toy, killing it - not kool. At the time i had no use for it, so we threw the thing away....wish we hadn't  :P

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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2009, 12:23:04 AM »
im not surprised the battery didn't last very long!
it looks like the most inefficient driving method possible!
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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2009, 07:41:45 AM »
this looks fun :D
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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2009, 02:36:33 PM »
hah, man that things funky looking!
i wonder why nobody ever led on more about it?
it would make an awesome car... not so efficient but still... awesome!
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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2009, 08:39:27 AM »
have to keep this design in the back of my mind just in case I want to try something cool one day :D

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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2009, 12:28:21 PM »
That does look fun
I'm supprised on how fast it moves and how it doesnt sink
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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2009, 03:37:45 PM »
yea, i was surprised it didn't sink too...
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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2009, 06:58:08 PM »
You know, if they could  build something like in 1929 out of cast iron they could defiantly build something high performance today. 

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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2009, 11:13:59 PM »
although inefficient, a design like that might be well suited for a mars rover....i mean if u were to spin both cylendars in the same direction you could travel diagonally foreward...plus the cylendars could just be air filled, so they can just bascially engulf themselves over rocks....

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Re: corkscrew method for staircase climbing robot
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2009, 11:22:19 PM »
i was just thinking this would be great for a new 4wd vehicle..
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