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Brian C. Ferguson


This R/C controlled robot has the capability of delivering mail from a basement mail room to rooms on the floors above.† Identical boxes of parts and material were given to students. Robots were to be designed, analyzed and constructed to complete the task.

Project Summary


 MS Office

 Thayer School Machine Shop

Class Project

The competition went well.† Our robot was successful in climbing all the stairs without tipping over or requiring human interference.† All the mail was delivered successfully and we didnít run out of battery power.†† We came in second place over all.


The major hurdles in this project were gearing down the motor to the appropriate torques need for our application and calculating fatigue and bending in our shafts and other mechanical parts.

Date: Fall 2003

Picture of our robot climbing to victory

Engineering Programs/Methods Used