Project - NASA RMC 2019
       
     
Fully Unpacked Rover
       
     
Fully Packed Rover
       
     
Unpacked Robot with dimensions
       
     
Packed Robot with reference dimensions
       
     
Project - NASA RMC 2015
       
     
 All fabrication for the RMC is done by the students with in-depth training from our highly skilled shop techs.
       
     
Bucket Chain MK1
       
     
Bucket Chain MK2
       
     
Z-Axis Lead Screw Motors
       
     
IMG_6917.JPG
       
     
Lead Screw Z-Axis 2018
       
     
First Tracks
       
     
IMG_2136.JPG
       
     
Project - NASA RMC 2019
       
     
Project - NASA RMC 2019

As the Vice-President and lead Mechanical Engineer for the University of Portland Robotics Team, I take a large role in the design and fabrication of our Robotic Mining Challenge (RMC) robot. All parts are designed in house by the Mech Team and integrated with electronics from our EE and CS teams. As a whole team, we are competing in the RMC competition at the Kennedy Space Center for the third time during Summer 2019.

Fully Unpacked Rover
       
     
Fully Unpacked Rover
Fully Packed Rover
       
     
Fully Packed Rover
Unpacked Robot with dimensions
       
     
Unpacked Robot with dimensions

The 2019 year robot, with bucket chain and conveyor dumping mechanism is capable of digging to the a maximum depth of 47 cm, 2 full centimeters past the maximum depth of the digging arena.

Packed Robot with reference dimensions
       
     
Packed Robot with reference dimensions

The 2019 robot will fit inside competition designated dimensions… just! While this rover has a large footprint, it is light on its wheels, weighing in at under 60 kilograms.

Project - NASA RMC 2015
       
     
Project - NASA RMC 2015

The Rover pictured consists of a transport assembly and an independent digging robot. They work in unison to dig and transport regolith continually. This design was used for the 2015 competition and has since been retired.

 All fabrication for the RMC is done by the students with in-depth training from our highly skilled shop techs.
       
     

All fabrication for the RMC is done by the students with in-depth training from our highly skilled shop techs.

Bucket Chain MK1
       
     
Bucket Chain MK1
Bucket Chain MK2
       
     
Bucket Chain MK2
Z-Axis Lead Screw Motors
       
     
Z-Axis Lead Screw Motors
IMG_6917.JPG
       
     
Lead Screw Z-Axis 2018
       
     
Lead Screw Z-Axis 2018
First Tracks
       
     
First Tracks
IMG_2136.JPG