Micro Rover Bluetooth Module HC-06 Test

By: Sherman Xa (Mission, Systems, and Testing Engineer) With the requirement of using Arxterra Control Panel and the Arxterra app, our rover will be communicating via Bluetooth. With the Android device, there is already a built-in Bluetooth. However, the Arduino Micro is not configured to communicate via Bluetooth right out of the box, so we […]

Micro Rover Preliminary Interface Definitions

By: Eagled’Or Am (Electronics and Control Engineer) Displayed below is the preliminary Interface Definitions created for the Micro Rover. We will be using the Arduino Micro, L298P* motor driver, HC-06 Bluetooth module, two 150:1 Micro-Metal Gear Motors, the Sub-Micro Servo HD-1440A, and the 7805 Voltage Regulator. Note: Due to a concern regarding the possible need […]

Micro Rover Servo and Motor Trade-Off Study

By: Sherman Xa (Mission, Systems, and Testing Engineer) For the new redesigned, miniaturized version of the Mini RoSco project, the Micro Rover, we are to minimize all components used in the prior rover project. As a result, we are to research and find new micro-sized servos and motors. With the size requirement of 5.93 inches […]

Micro Rover Convex Mirror vs. Standard Mirror Trade-Off Study

By: Eagled’Or Am (Electronics and Control Engineer) In order to minimize the size of the components and subsequently the size of the rover, we will look at the possible use of a convex mirror for the panning system. By doing so, we hope to minimize the amount of space allocated to the panning system thereby […]

Micro Rover Speed Trade-Off Study

By: Eagled’Or Am (Electronics and Control Engineer) The purpose of this trade-off study is to analyze the effects of the diameter of a wheel with respect to the speed of the rover. To calculate the speed, we employ a simple formula: Speed = (Wheel Diameter) x (π) x (RPM) What the speed depends on is […]

Micro Rover Mirror Angle Trade-Off Study

By: Eagled’Or Am (Electronics and Control Engineer) In order to utilize the space within the rover as efficiently as possible and to minimize the dedicated space to the panning system, a mirror trade-off study was conducted to find the optimal angle the phone and mirror. By deriving the necessary formulas below, we were able to […]

Micro Rover Preliminary System Block Diagram

By: Sherman Xa (Mission, Systems, and Testing Engineer) The first course of action before building the actual robot is to create a design layout of what our Micro Rover will consist of. As a result, we are creating a system block diagram (shown below) to map out the operation and parts of our Micro Rover […]

Micro Rover Preliminary Design and Dimensions

By: Ahmed Abanumai (Manufacturing Engineer) The triangular shape of the chassis was designed upon the costumer’s request. The customer wanted the project to be as small as possible and this is also inferred from the name of the project, Micro Rover. According to the customer specifications, the dimensions have to be one inch bigger than […]

Micro Rover Preliminary Schedule

By: Rafi Koutoby (Project Manager) Attached is the initial tentative schedule for team Micro Rover. Like Mini RoSco last semester, the plan is to finish much earlier than the deadline in order to keep the team motivated and to be able to focus on other classes the closer the semester draws to an end. Another […]

Micro Rover Preliminary Budget

By: Rafi Koutoby (Project Manager) Regarding the cost of project Micro Rover, the preliminary budget is $220 and was approved by Professor Hill and class Vice President Raul Rodriguez. Some parts and/or components may be owned by the team members or Professor Hill so we will be saving some money that way. Attached below is […]