buildscc | 28 Jan 2011 | | projects
This Project has been reported dead because the vacuum being used broke, and no one has had time to repair it.
Using a common household vacuum for suction, we will build a wearable device that will climb smooth walls. A house vacuum is actually very powerful and exerts a large pressure, but it uses a small area for its nozzle. By attaching a large area pad with a rubber sealant should create enough force to stick a person to a wall. With two pads and the ability to turn off one at a time, we could scale smooth walls.
Rough calculations have been finished. A copy is on the white board in builds. Once we have a vacuum with a known suction pressure, we can go forward.
Designs need to be made.
“Let me know if you are interested.” -Rusty