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2007 Southern Idaho Regional
Miner Express. This rover has an unusual grab arm that
is much simpler than any other I've seen. The long beam attached
to each side of the blue rock grabber swings all the way down to the
Marauders. An interesting design. The body is
split down the middle lengthwise, with a pin connecting the two halves
so they can rotate. It's like two independent rovers connected
together in the middle. This gives the rover a type of
suspension. Spider trap paper is used on both arms. The
smaller arm in the back was intended to capture Marvin the Martian,
however, the rover didn't turn well and they didn't have time to try
2006 Northern Idaho Regional
This rover can grab rocks on three sides, an unusual ability.
The tape wasn't quite sticky enough, but the rolling sticky pad
has potential. The idea was that the roller would be lowered
ahead of the rock to be collected. Rolling forward, previous
rocks would move to the rear, exposing fresh tape to stick to the next