[Dprglist] Open Source Curiosity type rover from NASA

Eric Yundt eric at facetcorp.com
Fri Aug 3 13:31:01 PDT 2018


I have always wanted to build a Rocker-Bogie chassis Robot.  I've got some
rough terrain to use for my own version of RoboColumbus that I thought
would be a perfect candidate for a Rocker-Bogie chassis.  However JPL's
Open Source Rover Website hates me!

    JPL Open Source Rover Website

Trying to go there with my completely up-to-date Chrome browser gets me to:

    This website is optimized for certain browsers and devices.
    Please upgrade your browser.

Maybe rather than $2500 for JPL's Rover build I can get my kicks out of
this PVC Rocker-Bogie build?

    How to Make a Mars Rover / Rocker bogie Robot

I noticed David Anderson mentioned they ruled out Rocker-Bogie chassis when
planning jBot for lack of speed.  While it is pretty much true it must come
to complete stop when climbing over a large obstacle, what is the
Avoidance?  Maybe the Boston Dynamics Sand Flea solution?  jajaja.

    Sand Flea Jumping Robot

jBot seems to pretty robustly climb over obstacles although has a little
bit of climbing pause when climbing stairs -- especially the initial step
and whenever the front wheels are not already airborne...
Very nice videos on your jBot page David!  Thanks for sharing.


On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 1:35 PM, James LeRoy via DPRGlist <
dprglist at lists.dprg.org> wrote:

> Even if you don't actually build one.  Studying how they designed it is
> very informative.
> https://github.com/nasa-jpl/open-source-rover
> On 8/3/2018 11:58 AM, Doug Paradis via DPRGlist wrote:
> Link to the an article about the open source rover that NASA released
> based on Curiosity.
> <http://goog_1122237558>
> https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/274705-nasas-open-
> source-rover-is-a-miniature-curiosity-you-can-build-yourself
> Regards,
> Doug P.
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