Month: January 2023

2022 Re-Rassor Shoulder

The RE-RASSOR Shoulder team focused on the creation of a viable replacement for the current, $1,000+, NASA mini-RASSOR component.  Replacement of this joint enables the full RE-RASSOR excavator to be built without the need the high cost, steel components.  The solution is a compound reduction gear driven by a NIMA 23 motor.   

2022 RE-RASSOR Arm 1.0

The RE-RASSOR Arm project integrated past arm software with the FSI provided Arm to provide arm movement and management software.  The team combined created both the manual movement abilities as well as basic automatic functions for parking and homing the arm.

2022 RE-RASSOR Cart 1.0

The RE-RASSOR Cart project combined the ROS 1 and ROS 2 software with the current hardware design to create a turn-key rover for use in the classroom or to support research in the field.  The host processor is a Raspberry Pi 4 that configures the Arduino controller, manages the remote-control interface (mobile device via wi-fi) and passes commands to the Arduino to drive the RE-RASSOR robot.  The final deliverable is an image file for Pi and instructions for use.  The final product was successfully demonstrated on the electrical mockup (Pi, Arduino, 4 motors).