Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lifter Video

Here's a small video of the system at work. The only thing I don't like about it so far is the noisy Vex motor.


R2D2 Fett said...

Looks cool!!! You triggered my jealousy gland again. :p

Great work!


Calvin Thomas said...

Thanks Dude,
But I'm have to say it failed!!!!
2 failures in a row, AURGH!!!
The lift works GREAT and it fits inside the dome with room to spare.
But it has grown some weight and I'm not happy with it now.
I figure with the added weight, The dome may have a lope to it and not turn smoothly.
So back to the drawing board again.

Chris said...

maybe re-engineer it in aluminum instead of using the heavy steel vex parts.

R2D2 Fett said...


Wasit Edison who tried lke thousands of tries to make a light bulb work...and after failing so many times a colleague asked him why he wasn't discouraged? He replied something like...all my attempts that didn't work wereen't failures becasue now I know 10,000 ways not to make a light bulb. Something like that.

You'll get it next time. Now you know how NOT to make a periscope lift. :)

Man I sould like a hippie this morning.


Calvin Thomas said...

Thanks Guys!!
I started today on another lift.
I'll post what I have done.