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How Cool Would This Be For A Moving Base?

I just stumbled upon this while I was supposed to be working... blush

I think this would rock as a moving base for your bot! My biggest concern starting with a wheeled bot, was accessibility to stairs, little objects on the floor etc.

This would solve most, if not all of those concerns!

ThingiVerse 3D Printed Mars Rover

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With three weeks on the ground at once, that design would have a difficult time turning - if at all.

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Yeah, I reckon it can be improved, but I love the idea of overcoming small obstacles without any need for direct input!


I believe the actual Mars rover the front wheels turn rather than having differential drive, which overcomes the turn resistance issue, but would be a more complex design.



In the video, it seems to turn very well but there may be some clever editing when it comes to climbing stairs. Nevertheless, a really neat design which I would be interested in but I can't print!

Have a good day



Hurray for the rocker bogie system!