This week’s construction was made up by the animations and in particular the children’s series ‘Inspector Gadget’. There are many times in our lives that we wish that there was a way to reach the highest points on our shelves and furniture at home in order to be able to do our housework properly. Therefore, we decided to experiment a creation that would be able to do that in our workshop.

Step 1: Scissor Shoes

This time, our aim was to make shoes that by the pressing of a button, they would be lifted high while pressing the same button again, they would be coming down. Even if the particular aim sounds easy to be achieved, the factors that will make this construction complicated are plenty.

First of all, the weight of the shoes is one of the main reasons that makes our procedure of creating them difficult as well as the weight of the person that will be lifted to the highest point wearing the shoes. Also, the mechanism that will move the construction and many other factors considered.

<p>How difficult is into balance on these? they would be very usefull working on the top shelves in my garage or even cleaning my gutters.</p>
<p>Not too much! But is heavy.. :)</p>
<p>were can we get those pistons and what will be the maximum weight it can withstand </p>
Wow! Very nice and funny video.
<p>Thank you! :)</p>
<p>Cool !</p>
this is extreme
Great video! Voted..:)
<p>Thank you very much! :)</p>
This could be generation one of an excellent new tool. <br><br>Can you provide a materials list and some blown out diagrams, with dimensions, of the construction? I'd really benefit from building on top of your design.
i can barely make anything though
That's cool that would help me out at home alot cause i'm a shorty for my age
ya i really need a pair
<p>Hey! Like my sweetie, who complains that he's short, I tell him &quot;You're not short, you're fun sized!&quot;</p>
Awesome video! Voted:)
<p>Thank you very much! :)</p>
Nice video make it extreme !!!
<p>Thank you Antrikko! :)</p>
<p>Have you considered using work boots? They would give you added stability, and keep you from getting massively sprained ankles. You might want to try ski boots, as they have the quick release feature and are very sturdy.</p>
Nice video.. :)
<p>Thank you! :)</p>
Haha nice shoes,???
<p>hehe Thanks! :)</p>
Very nice
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>Awesome! How tall are you?</p>
<p>Thanks! 1.70 :)</p>
<p>Have fantasized about making something like this for years, nice too see someone make an attempt at making it! :)</p>
<p>Thank you! :)</p>
<p>Congratulations very nice work If I have the machine i do it God bless.</p>
<p>Thank you! :)</p>
<p>Oh my! This has got to be a dream! I have hedges that go around my yard which is elevated from the sidewalk, making it difficult to maintain and trim, climbing up and down a ladder. The only thing that comes close is construction stilts. Well done.</p>
<p>Yeah! :) Thank you!</p>
<p>Very Nice! </p>
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>That's very cool! How heavy are those? I'd love a set of those at one particular work station at my house! </p>
<p>It's a great idea, but it couldn't be used in our mill due to a safety rules. I have a question, how many times you fell dow and how painfull it was? :- ) Second question is, what is the weight? Don't take my questions as a criticism please, I really like it. I would use it (made as a silent version) my self as a photographer to be higher than standing people. Thanks for inspiration and many greetings from Czech Republic.</p>
<p>I would like to see a version of this with a wider, more stable base. Also, rather than using springs which seem a bit erratic in their motion, I wonder if you couldn't use a valve and hand pump system where the springs help, but you actually pump the cylinders with your hand valves so they are more adjustable and more stable.</p>
<p>Oh WOW, autogenous wellding, good for you. I do it all the time and get grief for it. Not always necessary to have 100% butt welds and if you have good fit up , it's great. </p>
<p>Nice thought! Why not use stilts for this since I've worked 41 years doing drywall finishing? Good idea if a person has the resources to make such a project. </p>
<p>Excellent time to pick up some carbon fiber for you I believe! Working prototype! </p><p>I wonder if you can step up on each side a little at a time not everyone has the greatest knees to allow them to put a lot of weight on their leg when their knee is up to their chin. </p><p>possibly dual and single actuation would be cool one in the middle to do dual and one on left and right to actuate one cylinder at a time so it would be like a tripple bicycle break with a piece in the center that would push both out this way one could go up with less stress the equal to stepping up a stair at a time.</p>
<p>Just curious, what was the reasoning behind using SS?</p>
<p>&quot;SS&quot;? Stainless Steel ?</p>
If you get a way to motorize it so you can move easily, that would be actually very useful.

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