RE-RASSOR Rover

RE-RASSOR, the Research and Education RASSOR, is part of the Florida Space Institute Robotics Initiative (https://fsi.ucf.edu/robotics/) and is based upon licensed NASA Mini-RASOSR hardware and the Student developed EZ-RASSOR suite of Open-Source software (https://github.com/FlaSpaceInst/EZ-RASSOR/wiki).  FSI, UCF, USF and FSU/FAMU design teams modified the NASA designs for student use and developed 3D printed substitutions for the higher cost, NASA level, components.  This reduced the per rover cost from ~$15,000 per rover to ~800 for the fully 3D printed excavator and ~$400 for the 4-wheel Cart version.  The RE-RASSOR’ architecture allows the substitution of the commercial parts when desired.

RE-RASSOR Cart:

The initial release of RE-RASSOR is a 4-wheel cart.   The NASA Control system was replaced with a Raspberry Pi and the control package for a 3D printer and the NASA Level Drive Gears have been replaced by 3D printed alternatives.  The expected cost to build a RE-RASSOR Cart is under $400.

STL Library, for 3D printing, Library is here (RE-RASSOR 1-0 STLs)

The Bill of Materials (RE-RASSOR 1-0 BoM)

The Body CAD file is located here https://www.tinkercad.com/things/1l3Qz9yoA6v

The Drive Hub CAD file (4 needed) is located here https://www.tinkercad.com/things/cGP4LVUnBPE

 

The Wheel CAD file (4 needed) is located here  https://www.tinkercad.com/things/f8GGlpenrXY

Please note that in order to access the CAD files you will need a Tinkercad account. The links above will take you to the Tinkercad page where you can create an account. The account is free.

The EZ-RASSOR Software REPO is located here https://github.com/FlaSpaceInst/EZ-RASSOR

A reduced version of EZ-RASSOR, for the CART configuration, is located TBD 1

Assembly Instructions are located TBD 2