In Moon Camp Explorers each team’s mission is to 3D design a complete Moon Camp using Tinkercad. They also have to explain how they will use local resources, protect astronauts from the dangerous of space and describe the living and working facilities.
There are several places in our camp like the rocket garage that is where rockets land and we build new ones to go back to earth we also have a building with beds where they can rest from a long day of work. There is also a 3d printer that can print all buildings that have already been completed. There are robots: a kitchen robot and a care robot. There is a large dome and that is a robot garage.
Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
On the far side of the Moon
Why did you choose this location?
We have placed the camp on the far side of the moon because there is still a lot to explore there. We can also make a rocket firingplace there, so that other astronauts can travel from themoon and get further in a shorter journey.
How do you plan to build your Mooncamp? Which materials will you use?
First, a 3D printer with a robot is fired with a rocket to the moon. That robot collects the moon dust to put it in the 3D printer and then give orders. So that the 3D printer can build the first buildings of the moon camp. After that we will send more robots. Those robots are going to help build the moon camp. When the moon camp is ready, the astronauts will come to do research and see what’s on the far side of the moon.
There’s a water bot goes to the ice first and starts drilling. When he has collected enough ice, he goes back to the camp. There he starts melting the ice, he does this through a small heater in his body. When the ice has melted, he’s going to divide it: 15% goes to the washing machines, 20% to the showers, 40% to drinking water and 25% to dishwater and maybe some water that you need for food and just extra. If he has done this, he will restart the proces again.
In our camp there is also a greenhouse where different food grows. We first take seeds with us, which of course costs less weight than taking a whole greenhouse.That costs less fuel, so that also costs less money. Then we have food on the moon. Because there is no sunlight at the dark side of the moon, we will give the plants light with artificial light.
There are solar panel fields on the poles and robots drive from the camp to the solarfields. They bring full batteries from the fields to the camp. They first take an empty battery with them and replace it with a full one so that the empty battery can charge and then there is power in the camp.
There is a filter machine. That filters carbon dioxide to oxygen.
And of course there are also small plants in the greenhouse that make oxygen for us.
We have placed domes on almost all buildings, except the garages. Those buildings are already solid in themselves. We also have a safe-bot that will beep when it sees a meteorite. When this happens, they go straight to the experiment room because this is the safest room.
Describe a day on the Moon for one of your Moon Camp astronauts
Bob wakes up in his pajamas. At a quarter to seven he goes downstairs where the kitchen bot has made all the food: strawberry flavored water and a strawberry moon cracker.
After breakfast the astronauts change in the bedroom and when they are changed they go down through the fire brigade pole. When they are down they go out through the lock.
When they are outside, 1 of them collects moon dust and does it in the 3d printer. When one of them is busy collecting moon dust, the other goes to see if the food has grown a bit. After that, they both go to the gym. When they are in the gym they agree on who will go on the home run and who will fill the washing machine with the laundry. Bob is going to fill the washing machine. Then they switch: Bob is running on the home run.
Then Bob goes to pick up the food in the greenhouse where the breeding bot has already prepared everything in a basket. He walks back to the house and goes to the kitchen where the kitchen bot is ready to make the food. When Bob is back in the house and has put the basket on the table, the kitchen bot immediately starts making food. While the kitchen bot is preparing food, the astronauts go to the tasting room. When the food is ready, the kitchen bot yells: ‘Blieb, the food is ready, blieb!’ They come downstairs and sit down at the table and they eat beans with boiled carrots. After dinner they take a shower and change clothes and then they go to their bed. The kitchen bot is busy cleaning the whole house in the meantime.
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