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It's always an exciting week at Part Time Scientists. The tech teams are busy getting ready for radiation testing that's coming up in a few weeks.
Er, rads are rad? (do people even still say "rad" any more?)
Last weekend we had some cool new motor controls that are now in our rover. We've got some cool video to post next week of our production rover working very nicely at just under 1 meter per second. That's practically race car speed for rovers!
We've got some new controller circuits and everything is working perfectly! These will help us improve the speed and stability of our rover.
Our rover is designed to do high speed fully autonomous mapping of an area in real time and making path finding decisions based on input from our advanced camera and sensor system.
So overall these new electronics will help us to improve the speed and stability of the R3 Rover. Not bad for a weekend project!
We've had a busy week.
First, we had to move some meetings around because of a hurricane:
Then we started recieving all sorts of requests to give talks to kids who want to become serious engineers after posting about a long trip Michael M took to Grenna Denmark and blew a group of students away.
This post is by Michael Mussler with help from our Press Coordinator Michael Doornbos on the English.
My adventure started at 5:30 in the morning in Hamburg Germany. There were 800 km(500 miles!) ahead of me, so I had to start before the sun came up and it was raining.
I arrived at the rental car facility and was pleasantly surprised to find a BMW waiting for me instead of a Volkswagen Polo. EPIC!
Well, well, well! We have a new partner! German manufacturer GRW is producing the best ball bearings in town and they're giving us discounts on their grrreat products! If you're proficient in German, you may read about the details here.