obstacle climber

This will climb over quite surprising obstacles. Belt drive from motor to central gear pulley, then two more belt drives, one to front, one to back, this means that the front and back can rotate independantly. Works even better if you make a paper band which goes right round the car with bubble wrap on the inside and outside.

This is one powered by a handheld fan

nice example on youtube
another stair climber on youtube
another stair climber
climbing stairs by jumping
another jumping robot
off road tracked vehicle
rubble-climbing robot
aeroplane with pneumatic tracks
meccano vehicle with six semi-circular wheels
movie of early prototype lunar vehicle

watch the mars rover back out of a sand dune (4megs)

dropping the curiosity rover

my email is davidvwilliamson@hotmail.com
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