The body, The blood, The machine

A project log for M.A.R.S.

MADspace Advanced Robotics System: Open source 3D printed Mars rover

Guus van der SluijsGuus van der Sluijs 04/08/2014 at 22:020 Comments

My body is ready! Being nothing more than the housing of most electronic components, I designed it fairly simply. Because the aluminum tube and lug design of the rocker-bogie worked quite well I decided to go with this setup as well.

To create the geometry i conjured up these 'corners'. Got some inspiration from k'nex:

This one is labeled '1', There's also a '2', an exact mirror image.

Together with some other parts it makes up the rover's body:

Next up: first real life assembly!