Aug 4, 2010

MINDSTORMS NXT freefall ride (S.A.F.A)

You might remember my freefall ride I talked about a long time ago.
I have made a video using the old photos and video's. It is already on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty9leziU3Vc (or watch here below).
//note: The video on youtube is better quality

I built this contraption some time ago, and personally, I don't think it is constructed *that* good, however it *is* an interesting project...
I compiled the video from old recordings and photos, the videos are poor quality and incomplete... But it DID work. Unfortunatly I can't shoot new footage, because the model doesn't exist anymore...
More information om how everything works (and lot's of HQ photo's) on NXTlog!
http://mindstorms.lego.com/en-us/Community/NXTLog/DisplayProject.aspx?id=99ca3747-512c-4c11-b79f-6a54489367f7

enjoy!
Martijn Hellemans
video

4 comments:

sargunster said...

How many times did it crash before you got it working?

Martijn Hellemans "Dino_Martino" said...

sargunster,
It has only crashed once...
and it was due to my stupid mistake. I pulled on a rope too long, until I activated the release. The bottom station wasn't done yet, so it couldn't brake, and the thing crashed down...

lee said...

How did you anchor it to the ceiling?

Martijn Hellemans "Dino_Martino" said...

it is attached to a hook in the ceiling... it was there for a cage for a bird past away a long time ago...

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