Wheels & gears

The new wheels just arrived from Cimetrix, and they’re things of beauty.

Cimetrix wheel

These will go great with the gearboxes that were built last week!

Gearbox
(Photo Leigh Hunter)

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Thanks Cimetrix

We’d like to thank Cimetrix for their generous  in-kind donation of brand-new, printed wheels for the rover!

Cimetrix logo

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March Update

All subteams are working diligently and the rover is quickly coming together. Work is wrapping up on the chassis, suspension system, and arm.

Rover

 

We’d like to thank our sponsors this year for making this possible with their generous support:

Actobotics Logo - 2 x 6 (300dpi)

Actobotics, whose products from ServoCity are used in the rover and arm.

ubnt

UBNT.ca – the Canadian distributor for UBiQUiTi Networks – who donated our Rocket wireless communication hardware.

 

shell

Shell – thank you for your continued support!

 

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URC

We’re officially registered for the University Rover Challenge 2014!

This competition is taking place at the end of May, at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. See what it’s all about here.

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Info Slides and Signup

Thank you to everyone who came out to our info session and social last night! In case you missed the presentation, the slides and sign up forms are linked below. Contact information for the heads of each subteam can be found on the Team page.

Or, contact Emily at qset@engsoc.queensu.ca with general inquiries!

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Info Session Wednesday at 7

QSET is holding an information session/recruitment night Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00 PM in Dupuis Auditorium. This is your chance to learn about the various sub-teams, meet members, and ask questions. Slides with team info will be posted afterwards.

Interested students from all faculties are invited; no experience necessary! A social (location announced during the info session) will follow at 9:00 PM.

 

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To a new season

QSET is eager to start a new school year of learning, exploration, and building cool robots in 2013-2014. Watch a video of last year’s journey to Lunabotics below:

Visit us at AMS Clubs Nights, this Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 to 9 PM on the second floor of the Queen’s Centre (the ARC)!

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Space Conference 2014

You can’t stop reminiscing about last year’s conference, but the 2nd annual Queen’s Space Conference is already fast approaching. QSC 2014 will focus on where we currently are and the direction in which we are heading in terms of space exploration, asteroid mining, manned missions, privatizing the space industry, and more.

This year’s theme is “Canada’s place in tomorrow’s space industry”. Read more on the Conference page.

 

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Cimetrix Solutions

THANK YOU Cimetrix Solutions for your generous donation of 4 wheels for our Lunabot!

Cimetrix Solutions – MATERIAL DONATIONS (WHEELS), GOLD

For an updated list, please go to the “Current Sponsors” tab under Sponsorship.

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QSET 2013-2014 Hiring!

The Queen’s Space Engineering Team (http://www.facebook.com/queensspaceteam) is hiring! We’re looking for students with interest in Space Science and Space Technology for the following positions:

  • Mechanical Subteam Head
  • Electrical Subteam Head
  • Sponsorship Head
  • Information Technology (IT) Head
  • Public Relations (PR) Head

Applications can be found on the Eng Soc website or in the Eng Soc student lounge. All applications are due Friday, March 29th. Please feel free to contact Emily Wong, Incoming QSET Captain, at 0epyw@queensu.ca.

 

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