Friday, September 6, 2013

Jacobs School Robot Runner Up in Maker Faire Challenge

SkySweeper, a robot developed by Jacobs School graduate student Nick Morozovsky, was a runner up in the Road to Maker Faire Challenge. A total of 66 makers entered the challenge. One received a grand prize and two were designated as runners up.

Here's how Morozovsky described the robot:

SkySweeper is designed to move along rope or cable like no other robot. Existing robots that inspect power lines are large, slow, and expensive. SkySweeper is small, fast, and almost all parts of the robot are 3D printed or available cheaply off-the-shelf.
Morozovsky won a one-year subscription to MAKE Magazine, two adult weekend passes to the World Maker Faire and a Maker's Notebook.

You can learn more about SkySweeper here and more about the Road to Maker Faire Challenge here.

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