Battery Powered Rope Ascender!


Wow, check out this battery powered rope Ascender!

Nathan Ball, hangs 50 feet in mid-air from his battery-powered rope ascender, a device that can raise more than 250 pounds at 10 feet per second. Ball is the 2007 winner of the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, an award that recognizes students at MIT who have demonstrated remarkable inventiveness.

The Rope Ascender created by Atlas Devices is a powerful new tool that enables “reverse rappelling” up buildings and other vertical surfaces at unprecedented speeds.


2 Responses to Battery Powered Rope Ascender!

  1. girrrrrrr2 says:

    wow… now you can be lasily active…

  2. Izl says:

    Kinda like the kid who made a crank with a drill motor

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