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Sawppy the Rover (github.com)
61 points by msadowski 3 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments

This rover has been inspired by NASA's Open Source rover: https://opensourcerover.jpl.nasa.gov/.

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That video at the bottom of the page made me understand that weird 6 wheels design. Cool :-D

and showed a maneuver you woudn't see nasa doing on mars :)

Always wanted to build one of these :) I assume the servo motors make it quite noisy?

Me too! I think this will be the one for me. There is a video[1] referenced in the repo and it indeed appears to be quite noisy!

[1] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acANiRFg-qA

That's okay, the atmosphere on Mars is thin so sound isn't as loud / doesn't carry as far.

(I think, I don't actually know how these things work)

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