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WE WANT YOU!

We are looking for new team members starting in September 2022. We are looking for you! Are you a FHNW School of Engineering Student? Do you want to join our team and work on our rover during your semester projects? We are looking for students that start their…

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I’ve got the power!

Our new motor housings and wheel units are here! This monday, our freshly manufactured components for the wheels arrived. Thank you FHNW Workshop Brugg/Windisch for getting them done so nicely! With the new parts, the wheel housing is made of two major parts. The inner part holds the…

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Going to Art School

Driving our newly revised rover will take just a couple more days. Until then, enjoy some photos of our current rover configuration!Yes we know the tower looks a bit out of Lord of the Rings. But we need an all seeing eye as well! How else do you…

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Arms as strong as Popeye!

For our rover, a manipulator is needed to perform different, challenging tasks.During the European Rover Challenge, our rover Meyer 1 faces multiple challenges. For example, different plugs need to be inserted into a panel and buttons need to be pressed. Furthermore, samples and probes need to be taken.

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Creating R2D2, Step 1 (of 500)

Learn how to build your own robotic arm. All you need is some (PB Swiss) Tools, a bit of strap metal and a whole lot of ca$h.To compete in the European Rover Challenge 2022, our rover needs to be equipped with a robotic arm. With this, the rover…

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Sun’s out, Guns out

With the nice weather coming down during the easter weekend and the week after, our rover "Meyer 1" has taken it's first steps outside.

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They see me rollin’

As you may expect from the title, we want to give you an update about our drivetrain.If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen our posts and stories regarding the drivetrain. Nevertheless, we want to show you the whole process of designing…

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Cooking Recipe: Fried Electronics with a Sprinkle of Stupidity

Many stories on this blog are success stories. This one, unfortunately, is not. Two weeks ago, we fitted our motors on the rover and wired up the electronic speed controllers (esc). These controllers are needed to power the motors and are indispensable when working with brushless DC motors.

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Upgrades

As the new semester begins, the team is upgrading on all fronts.

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