Design Checkpoint

A project log for Mars Rover

A six wheel rover toy chassis that has a articulating body

Apollo TimbersApollo Timbers 12/12/2018 at 20:190 Comments

I have worked a lot with the overall design in CAD, (Autodesk Fusion 360). Since the motors are rather expensive at ~17 bucks a pop this will not be a cheap project. To that end, I decided I might as well put some sealed ball bearings in at the articulation point. Also no self respecting rover is without environmental sensors so I will load it up with Temperature/Barometric pressure with a BMP180 and a lux sensor. I might throw in a small OLED to display the data. This is adding up a bit so I will be looking into a nice custom PCB that I can solder to. Might just have to relabel this as a actual rover ready for the moon or mars lol. 

Next Steps:

The next step is to start printing out the chassis parts and see if things are fitting in the real world. 

The newest design is below. Let me know what you guys think. 

Forever waiting on the dome...