Blake created this nifty robot — called the “Whizzer” — using an old SCSI CD-Rom drive he had laying around. Video demonstration after the jump. Here’s how it works:

The objective of the project was to construct a device that would get from one end of a suspended wire to the other with no physical intervention. Our teacher gave a name for these devices. He calls them “Whizzers”. The laser and it’s assembly were removed and attached to the end of the drive tray. The laser is used to clamp onto the wire so that the tray can close and pull the whizzer along the wire. The motors are controlled by relays which are switched by a Basic Stamp II

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Blake created this nifty robot — called the “Whizzer” — using an old SCSI CD-Rom drive he had laying around. Video demonstration after the jump. Here’s how it works:

The objective of the project was to construct a device that would get from one end of a suspended wire to the other with no physical intervention. Our teacher gave a name for these devices. He calls them “Whizzers”. The laser and it’s assembly were removed and attached to the end of the drive tray. The laser is used to clamp onto the wire so that the tray can close and pull the whizzer along the wire. The motors are controlled by relays which are switched by a Basic Stamp II

[via HackedGadgets]