The following is a set of photos and video clips from the
BalloonSat and CanSat Programs, 2005-2007.
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Highlights from Rover Testing at White Lake, NV -
available on the mission summary
from the latest mission 11-10-06, where new heights were reached..
MPEG-4 v2 video
Using the red parachute to
test the Rover's color tracking
only did the Rover need to track the parachute, hopefully it would
also know when it was close enough and stop!
Early testing of GPS and
compass navigation algorithms at times did not
benefit from the use of a real robot!
test over rough terrain.. Will the Rover make it?
The Rover uses GPS and
compass to race toward a waypoint. 0-10: 1.2
independent suspension and a tougher chassis shine when
negotiating them pesky ruts.
"o.k. Rover, go spin
around aimlessly." - testing skid-steering.. Got low CG?
tended to be particularly rough on
gearboxes and prompted us to work on lowering the Rover's weight.