Mechanical Maker Challenge: Mechanical Eye

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With its sulfuric acid clouds, temperatures over 450°C and surface pressure 92 times that of Earth, Venus is one of the most hostile planetary environments in the solar system. Most electrical components do not survive long in these conditions, but NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory hopes to build an automaton (or clockwork mechanical robot) rover to explore Venus. This challenge seeks innovative ideas for a mechanical camera system that could operate under the harsh conditions found on Venus. The first place winner will have the opportunity to demonstrate and give a short presentation on the winning device at JPL/Caltech, and will receive up to $1,000 to cover travel costs.

    • Event Date: Sep-26-2018 - Nov-30-2018
    • Register By: Nov-30-2018
    • Event Date: Sep-26-2018 - Nov-30-2018
    • Register By: Nov-30-2018