Rover

Our goal is to build a multi-thousand dollar NASA Rover that has to meet very specific requirements in order to take the Rover and WSU to at least two national competitions to compete with other universities. We also want to build the best rover!!! Last school year, we were able to finished “Rover1”, which is our first prototype . What was completed were basic body and frame, motherboard, circuit wiring, full tank drive, and movable rover arm.

Objectives for upcoming school year (2016-2017):
– Breaking up into specific teams to focus on different elements of the Rover
– Write a proposal for the University Rover Challenge
– Design a carbon fiber body
– Add chemical analysis apparatus, cameras, internet capabilities, and autonomous driving system, along with fully programming, testing, and troubleshooting the rover

Our main objective this school year is for the the rover to be ready for the competition.

Members:

2016-2017

Michael Wood, BS Mechanical Engineering (Team Leader)
Tyler Spears, BS Mechanical Engineering
Marcus Blaisdell, BS Computer Science
Justin Lam, BS Electrical Engineering
Jensen Reitz, BS Computer Engineering

 

2015-2016

Tucker Stone, BS Mechanical Engineering (Team Leader)
Tim Pizzino, BS Mechanical Engineering (Team Leader)
Malcolm Wynn, BS Mechanical Engineering
Scott Bredberg, BS Mechanical Engineering
Rafael Alvarez, BS Mechanical Engineering
Marcus Blaisdell, BS Computer Science
Heidi Lyons, BS Computer Science
Nick Anderssohn, BS Computer Science
Nick Strazis, BS Computer Science
Yuer Shen, BS Computer Science
Justin Lam, BS Electrical Engineering
Jensen Reitz, BS Computer Engineering

2014 – 2015

Kyle Florek, BS Mechanical Engineering (Team Leader) (Graduated)
Tucker Stone, BS Mechanical Engineering
Malcolm Wynn, BS Mechanical Engineering
Scott Bredberg, BS Mechanical Engineering
Tim Pizzino, BS Mechanical Engineering
Rafael Alvarez, BS Mechanical Engineering
Austin Bonnes, BS Mechanical Engineering
Jessie Bryant, BS Mechanical Engineering
Brandon Marcum, BS Computer Science
Kevin Gray, BS Chemical Engineering
Justin Lam, BS Electrical Engineering

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