Introduction: Rover Transforming Rocket

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RoRo (Ro ver transforming Ro cket) is a small and light weight Rhex robot. It will be launched by a Payloard model rocket and navigates around via Sharp distance sensor once landed at the desired area.

RoRo travelling around:

Unfortunately the Paylord rocket exploded a short time after ignition, so I have to rebuild everything:


Jaycub (author)2011-08-06

Wow I'm surprized this isn't a finalist. Yeah the rocket blew up but the robot worked good it looked like. Maybe it's because there are no step-by-step instructions.

jmattingly (author)2011-07-14

What motor were you using?

mbindhammer (author)jmattingly2011-07-14

These are two for continuous rotation modified micro servos.

bnsfwarbonnet (author)2011-07-11

The military would use it to explode when it crawls to place

Would be one possibility. Another is to bring the robot via rocket into a misanthropic area like a sustain damaged nuclear power plant for inspection.

thats a great idea. they could have used those in japan after the earthquake

softairdude (author)2011-07-09

First glance it looks like something that would work fine in testing but fail in real world obstacles. What prevents it from tipping?

mbindhammer (author)softairdude2011-07-10

If it is tipping over, the tilt sensor regonize that and the wheel legs turn in the opposite direction.

rimar2000 (author)2011-07-07

Your RoRo is very cool!

noltus (author)2011-07-06

Try with a single more powerfull rocket engine.

mbindhammer (author)noltus2011-07-06

The grain of one engine had a crack, that's why it exploded.

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