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Planetary rover

What is a space rover A space Rover is a robot which is capable of moving over a rough and difficult terrain and greater information based on what task the robot … Read more

Advice on my next robotics project.

Hmm, I decided to come here on the off chance some one might be able to give me some advice.

I wouldn't say I'm an "absolute" beginner as I do have some experience with robotics, but its only been from kits, I haven't built and programmed something from scratch yet. Over the years I have collecteda great deal of items which I feel may be useful to create some form of robot, but its hard to know exactly where to start. Here are the details as follows:

TRI

This is TRI, my newest project. 3angle, 3 continous rotating servos, 3 normal servos, 3 Sharp IR, 3 solar cells... 3 home made servo joints: 3 continous rotating … Read more
This is my new project, a semi RC controlled 4WD rover. The pan/tilt-unit for the camera and the camera itself are still missing. I've ordered a KX171 G2 color CCD … Read more

Rover transforming rocket

An idea I had today how a rocket could be transformed into a planetary rover:

 

Rocket soars into the sky


Rocket engine drops at burn-out

 

Parachute deploys at peak altitude

 

Planetary rover with transformable wheels

Japanese planetary rover with transformable wheels. Wow!