Project Overview

A project log for Mars Wind Tumbler Robot

Wind-propelled robot for prospecting of nomadic habitat sites and continued exploration during sand storms on Mars (aka Strandbeest on Mars)

ekEK 02/04/2021 at 19:010 Comments


Mars rovers encounter problems in 2 main areas: Locomotion and Mission Operations.

Current exploration missions on Mars:

For locomotion, wheels on Mars:

For locomotion, aerial approaches (eg, Ingenuity):


From this problem, a list of requirements were made:


Tumbleweeds and Maple Seed Pods were referenced for bio-inspiration

Design Inspiration

Strandbeest, Zephyr, and Makani were referenced for design inspiration

Human Exploration Application

Engineering Objectives