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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

 

 

 


 

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4 Responses to “Car Drives on Walls or Ceiling using internal Vacuum”

  1. Almost_There Says:

    Robotic Sumo Wrestling Contests have been using vacuum for years to get better traction; the best ones come from Japan. See…

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/03/28/MN236961.DTL

  2. Alan Parekh Says:

    Thanks for the link! I didn’t realize this was in use already in other areas.

  3. Vakuum Modelauto fährt an der Wand entlang Says:

    […] Video sagt mehr als tausend Worte. Wo gibts das? Genial coole Sache. Überlegt mal, was man damit alles anstellen […]

  4. Khidhir Says:

    It will be better if the car create less noise and a built in camera in it.
    So that we can use the car as a spy gadget.

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