RISD Rover 2018
RISD Rover is a club founded by industrial design major students in Rhode Island School of Design. The goal of the club for each year is to design and build a 2-person Human-powered vehicle to participate in the NASA Rover Challenge held in Held in Huntsville, Alabama each Spring. Each team gets 2 chances to ride their rover across the track. Scores and earned by the time, going over obstacles and completing tasks.
The 2018 race's tasks consists of:
Collecting 3 liquid and 3 soil samples on site.
One rider taking photos of another rider installing a solar cell.
is a storage container designed and fabricated by the storage team: Jeff Shen, Leah Yao.
Fits inside the Rover.
Store 8 sample containers (3-soil, 3-liquid, 2-extras)
Prevent cross contamination
Store a camera with color filters
Fast & Easy opening and closing
The storage is strapped and fixed onto the chassis with velcro.
The flaps are sewn with magnets on the edges so they snap onto the chromoly tubings.
This connection provides a very strong grip yet the fastest to open/close.