2018 RISD ROVER

  • 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. 

    "STORAGE"
    is a storage container designed and fabricated by the storage team: Jeff Shen, Leah Yao.

    GOALS:
    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
    Lightweight ​​​​​​​
  • CONNECTIONS:
    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.