We’ve been working hard on the Lunar Rover. It’s still rough, and there is still a lot of work to do, but it’s starting to take shape. Here are some photos. Some of the photos show the robot in its “Stored Position”. When instructed to do so, the robot folds down its mast and stores it beneath the robot. The solar wings also fold down. The goal of this position is to make the robot more compact for transport. If you’re trying to visualize scale, the Lunar Rover is sitting on a 30″ x 60″ table. All the components of the robot are machined 6061 aluminum, other than the solar top and solar wings, which are machined carbon fiber.
SIDE VIEW (OUR MOUNTAIN IN THE BACKGROUND)
LUNAR ROVER IN ITS “STORAGE POSITION”, WITH THE MAST AND SOLAR WINGS FOLDED
ROCKER-BOGIE SUSPENSION SYSTEM (RIGHT-HAND SOLAR WING REMOVED)
SOLAR TOP AND SOLAR WINGS (REAR TOP VIEW)
FRONT VIEW WHEN IN “STORAGE POSITION”
CORNER VIEW WHEN IN “STORAGE POSITION”
FRONT VIEW – MAST TURNED