the 2010 Idaho State Final Design Competition
1st place Final Design, Space Cows, Pioneer School of the Arts
One advantage this rover had was its small size. The narrow
width allowed it to go through obstacles that other rovers struggled
with. The short wheelbase prevented it from getting high-centered
on the small hills in the Speed Test.
2nd place Final Design, Mars Soldiers
This rover has a unique gearing strategy. Rather than connect
the motor directly to the gearbox, it goes first through an 8-tooth to
24-tooth gear reduction. This adds an additional 3:1 reduction
and probably reduces friction and binding between the gearbox
and the motor.
3rd place Final Design, Licorice Loving Lunarcorns
This rover's orange tracks are larger than the small black tracks that
are commonly used. The larger tracks give the rover better
stability because of the longer wheelbase and better ground clearance.