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This is my first robot for climbing stairs. The design is based on Packbot. Finally, I hope I can complete a robot like the Packbot.

For more information, please see my facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.185924221447011.37224.100000883021476&type=3

Updated on 3-Jan-2012.

For building the tank's tracks. I used the tracks from  'Heng Long  M26'

http://www.tankzone.co.uk/images/hl/m26/m26tracks.jpg

As the friction of the traks is not enough to hold the robot, I drill holes ( each 2mm) on the tracks. Cut  carpet(backward side)  into many segments, cut CAT5 LAN cable into segments, mount the segments on the tracks.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=299854433387322&set=a.185924221447011.37224.100000883021476&type=3&theater

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mlandergan's picture

Hey great robot, you got mentioned on hackaday.com 

 

http://hackaday.com/2012/01/06/treaded-robot-modified-for-stair-climbing/

ewan.mc2's picture

Looks brilliant, tracks are surely only second to walkers for difficulty and you've pulled this one off very well

BiohazardRoboIndustries's picture

My favorite kind of bots ;-) Very nice

hardmouse's picture

犀利!! Good job man! I like those hand made tracks.

robotbuilderhk's picture

Yes. the friction is very imporant  for climbing up stairs . I am using carpet and cat5 lan cable for making the tracks.

kingart3's picture

That is really very impressive.  I especially like the way it uses the leading tracks to help it get into the climbing position with the main tracks.  I have never seen anything quite like that.  Very creative.