project specification

NASA JPL Open Source Rover

A scaled down version of the 6 wheel rover design that JPL uses to explore the surface of Mars. The Open Source Rover is designed almost entirely out of consumer off the shelf (COTS) parts. Goal This project is intended to be a teaching and learning experience for those who want to get involved in mechanical engineering, software, electronics, or robotics.

Overview

The Open Source Rover is designed almost entirely out of consumer off the shelf (COTS) parts.

Goal

This project is intended to be a teaching and learning experience for those who want to get involved in mechanical engineering, software, electronics, or robotics.

Overview

Electrical Subsystem

The electrical subsystem consists of the motors, motor controllers, brain, LED array for the face, battery, and other electronic components that will control the rover. See the project's main roadmap for information on when you should be building your electrical subsystem. The electrical subsystem needs to carry two major things throughout the rover: power and data.

Power Overview Diagram

Below is a high-level diagram showing how power is transferred around the rover


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