View Full Version : how to make a robot move on a single rod

12-10-2005, 02:36 PM
i am trying to make a bot which moves on a single rod,but there is a problem.the robot has to cross three crossings in which two rods cross each other at right angles..
plzz help me asap :(

12-11-2005, 12:47 PM
wow.. nice challenge..

is the rod cylindrical??
Are the cuts through the main rod or below the main rod..

can you somehow put up an image somewhere??

I will help you out.. pakka


12-11-2005, 06:19 PM
use two pulleys that are magnetised if the rod if of iron or some ferromagnetic material.

12-12-2005, 02:05 AM
This is the GRIP at Bombay IIT.
Magnets wont hold the motors etc. Plus the high CG will Topple the vehicle underneath(disqualify).
What you need is a 'balancer'. The design will be quite complicated as the beggining is a single pipe which meets another cross pipe and so on. Plus the arm to pick up the 'fruit ' below the cross section.....
You have to make a 'monkey' Bot for this!!!
We are making 2 models for the competition thro' our bangalorerobotics club. Will share some points, if the others agree.
Quite challenging......