Whizzer CD-ROM robot – Homemade bot crawls from suspended wire

Robotics Technology
Whizzer CD-ROM robot – Homemade bot crawls from suspended wire

Whizzer Cd-Rom Robot 4
Hacked Gadgets has a really cool CD-ROM bot made from old junk, in the video the little bot creeps across the wire nicely… Blake writes – “I contructed a simple robot about a year ago. It’s chasis is made from an old SCSI CD-ROM drive. It uses the mechanics of the drive to pull itself along a suspended wire. I built it for a project in my high school physics class. The objective of the project was to construct a device that would get from one end of a suspended wire to the other with no physical intervention. Our teacher gave a name for these devices. He calls them “Whizzers”. Mine does not really “whiz” but it gets the job done.Link.

Related:
CD-ROM projects @ MAKE – Link.
Our massively robotic archives @ MAKE – Link.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!
Tagged

current: @adafruit - previous: MAKE, popular science, hackaday, engadget, fallon, braincraft ... howtoons, 2600...

View more articles by Phillip Torrone

ADVERTISEMENT

Ready to dive into the realm of hands-on innovation? This collection serves as your passport to an exhilarating journey of cutting-edge tinkering and technological marvels, encompassing 15 indispensable books tailored for budding creators.

FEEDBACK