Hacked Gadgets Forum

November 8, 2008

Car Drives on Walls or Ceiling using internal Vacuum

at 3:22 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, Insane Equipment, Toy Hacks

 

This car that drives on walls using a vacuum is a very cool concept. By using a internal vacuum pump this car can stick the a wall or ceiling and still have enough slippage that the wheels can drive it around. I am sure the designers had to work on the optimal level of vacuum for a long time. Too much and it would not move with the wheels and too little would have it falling off with even the slightest variation in the wall. I have not seen a DIY version of this product but I can imagine some very fun things that could be done including floor to wall to ceiling transitions. This could be achieved by having multiple vacuum and drive faces on a cube like object. If you like cool RC cars don’t forget the Hydrogen Fuel Cell RC Car that we featured in the past.

Via: TechEBlog and Akihabara News