Follow our team as we compete in MoonBots 2012! We are Asa, Kyle, and Matt (Captain). Email: matt@mattjensen.com
Our rover, "Inspiration", is designed to move over a sandy, rocky, lunar landscape. It navigates with binaural ultrasound, and can also be remotely controlled with a joystick.

UPDATE: We had a great webcast on 2012-11-11 at the Museum of Flight! Video to be posted soon.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

"Inspiration" Rover Looking Good!

Three days until our webcast!  Our rover, "Inspiration", has had many, many changes over the weeks, as we "refactor" the design to make it more reliable and simpler. Here it is in current form:

Last week we did an early preview for a 4th Grade class. Asa and Kyle practiced Q&A, and did a demonstration. We then hooked up our joystick and let some kids drive!  Great questions from the kids, and great suggestions for improvements :-)  Since that preview, we rebuilt the arm to deliver more torque, added "stabilizer wheels" to improve stability on slopes, and designed a new pop-out mechanism for the ultrasonic sensors.  One more push this weekend before Sunday's webcast!

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