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Solar Rover Race in MEMS 0024

Students in the Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design course headed to the Swanson School’s makerspace to build miniature, solar-powered Mars rovers. They tested their designs for agility, durability, and speed in a series of obstacle courses created by the course professors Dr. Buddy Clark and Dr. John Whitefoot. Check out the video to see which rovers smoothly sailed down the track and successfully traversed the rocks, craters and “wheel breaker.”