The story of Sawppy, a roughly 1/4th scale motorized model of Mars rover Curiosity. Featuring the same rocker-bogie suspension design for traversing rugged terrain, it is a 3D-printed project within reach of space exploration fans. (Ages 12 and up).
Roger is a maker from the San Gabriel Valley area of greater Los Angeles. He has always been interested in mechanical designs but a machine shop was out of reach. Once Roger got his hands on a 3D printer, he discovered a whole new realm for projects and things have never been the same. Find him at Maker Faire to talk about robotics, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, or pretty much anything else.