“American Dream” motorized hammock

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About Project

It is the ultimate in luxury!  Slide into a comfortable hammock, and cruise around at up to 4.5 mph.  Constructed for Red Bull Creation qualifier 2011. Warning: drivers are guaranteed to have pictures taken by envious onlookers.
Total build time:
72 hours
Technical specifications & components used:

  • Highly modified electric wheelchair chassis with off road castor wheels
  • Hammock steers and drives with a wireless Playstation 2 controller.
  • Relay controller to activate vintage “Ooga” horn
  • Arduino Uno Microcontroller for logic control
  • Two 12v SLA batteries wired in series, stock wheelchair motors with gear-down motor drive.
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