Iris Lunar Rover: Impact Test Rig
Iris is the first ever student-built lunar rover: contracted to land on the moon in early 2022. Check out a video here. I designed and built a landing impact test rig, which used electromagnets to simulate the impact velocity that our rover will experience when released from the lander on the moon. I independently conceptualized the entire rig, modeled it on Solidworks, ordered the parts, machined the 80/20s down to size, and assembled the rig using T-Slot hardware. With my team, I wrote the testing procedure, conducted the drop test, and documented results.