[Blabber] Funny Robotics Rescue Mission with Prize, (OT?)

gabe at bigapplehobbies.com gabe at bigapplehobbies.com
Tue Nov 21 02:34:42 UTC 2017


Get one of these kits for $10-20 ($10 at Harbor Freight in Brooklyn) and either hook the car or tape a magnet to the end.

https://m.harborfreight.com/3-16-inch-x-33-ft-fiberglass-wire-running-kit-65326.html?utm_referrer=direct%2Fnot%20provided

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> On Nov 20, 2017, at 8:35 PM, Isaac (.ike) Levy <ike at blackskyresearch.net> wrote:
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> An off topic but fun robot/vehicle problem for this list, with a prize.
> 
> Is anyone on list into robotics?
> 
> CHALLENGE: A racer has lost a 6" model car under a our floor.  We want to recover the car, (the racer spent a lot of time building it!).
> 
> Prize for someone who's got the robotics chops to fish it out: a free car to build and race on the track!
> 
> No line of sight to the car, not accessible in a straight line, and no way a human can crawl under.  It's about 30' to this prized competitive race car, from a 12" opening.  The attached photographs were made by sticking my arm through the hole with a camera and flashlight...
> The car itself is roughly 6" long (1/32 scale), and weighs no more than 170g.
> 
> The only way I can imagine we'll fish it out it is with a vehicle driven by wire, and some kind of camera on top to see where we're going, (even crudely).  (A go-pro?  A hacked old smart phone cam?)
> 
> A simple could certainly be used to fish the car out.  A 1/10 scale RC car would be about the biggest thing that would fit.
> 
> --
> Contact me if you want to attempt the rescue, and here's more info about our track/racing/maker/art event:
> 
> https://mini4wd.nyc/
> http://www.visionaireworld.com/blog/vis-racing/
> 
> Aside from this rescue challenge, folks on this list please feel free to come by!  Use of our Tamiya Mini4wd track installation is free- and car kits are available to build on site.
> 
> Best,
> .ike
> 
> 
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