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61309Re: [beam] Robotic "aerojelly" -- a future BEAM 'bot type?

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  • John Floren
    Feb 10, 2014
      If you could get flexible solar panels (http://www.powerfilmsolar.com/ maybe?) to use on the wings, you could put a solar engine and a big (1-2F?) capacitor in there next to the pager motor. Assuming it can sort of glide/float/autogyro down to the ground, you could add some little wire landing gear and have a robot that occasionally flaps up into the air, drifts around, and lands again.

      On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 11:50 PM, <rlnansel@...> wrote:

      I came across this a few weeks ago, a very simple self-stabilising flying machine reminiscent a a jellyfish.  It is just 8cm long, and uses what appears to be a geared pager motor for propulsion. They are still using a tether for power, but it's early days yet.

      Should be interesting to play with. Anyone with model aeroplane-building experience and who can build a decent walker ought to be able to produce one of these.


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