CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNING TEAMS!!
THANK YOU GOOGLE LUNAR X PRIZE, LEGO® MINDSTORMS® AND MOONBOTS FOR THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY AND EXPERIENCE!
There are extreme temperatures that ranges on the moon (-155°C to 120°C or -250°F to 250°F). On our Gameplay we indicate with red and blue balls the zones of high and low temperatures. The Robot will have different operating capabilities in the different temperature zones.
SA Flag, Photo and Footprint
The team wants to leave a unique South African artifact on the Moon so that our heritage could remain on the Moon. The SA Flag and team photo will be planted on the Ridge Plateau
Heritage Artifact 1 – Neil Armstrong footprint
Neil Armstrong has often been asked about being the first person to set foot on the Moon. He once said that he hopes someone would go back to the landing site of Apollo 11 and wipe his first footprint off the Moon. In Memory of Neil Armstrong who sadly died on 25 August 2012, our team decided to honor his wish and would erase his footprint (artifact) from the moon.
Heritage Artifact 2 – Seismic experiment
The second artifact that the team will collect is the Seismic Experiment. This device has been monitoring the seismic activity. The team wants to collect this artifact to look at the vibration behaviour of the Moon
Delivery Artifact 1&2 - McDonalds Hamburger and Analog clock
Our team also wants to place a McDonalds Burger on the Moon to see how food deteriorates in Moon conditions (vacuum) and also whether an analog clock is running slower than on earth
Solar Powered Medical Centre
Lunar Mission tasks
Moonbot leave the Base
Ascend ramp on Ridge
Place SA Flag, photo, footprint on Ridge plateau
Descend ramp from Ridge into Mission Area
Move to hot surface where the sun shines
Deliver New Titanium Springboks Artifacts - Analog clock
Deliver New Titanium Springboks Artifacts - McDonalds Burger
Collect Heritage Artifact 1 - Neil Armstrong Footprint
Activate Solar Powered Medical Centre
Collect Heritage Artifact 2 - Seismic Experiment
Ascend return ramp on Ridge
Decend return ramp into Base Area
Moonbot return to Base
(-30 points touch penalty)