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Explorers gallery 2022 – Moon Camp Challenge
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Explorers gallery 2022

Moon Camp Explorers Gallery 2021-2022

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.

Team: ET MyRobotech Team Colombia

MyRoboTech  Tulua    Colombia 7, 6 years old and younger   5 / 0
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Project description

Our moon camp balances safety and technological advances to achieve a lifestyle similar or equal to that accustomed on Earth. Everywhere you turn you will find incredible, creative and spacious constructions for different uses and purposes. Between rovers, big rockets, storage tanks, drills and space repair shops we have more than one task to do, and lunar life gets interesting.

We are not afraid of experimentation or the advancement of technology as we are researchers and unstoppable geniuses, rather we want to create useful ways of gathering resources, and to achieve the protection of our fellow human beings. We have made obvious separations and in each place there are specific sites to visit. Transportation is also important, we would also like to know all the habitable corners of the Moon, we plan to move around them with cool and well-equipped, energy-saving mobiles.

We will all be experts in something and we will help our project to expand little by little. We will invent with nuts, metal, rims and screws to achieve the best experience for the astronauts that will inhabit our lunar camp, feeling comfortable, as well as entertained even if it is another unknown surface.

It’s small and compact, but our machines are not. Anyone can use them and contribute with what they know, without leaving aside the nature that we used to have in quantities.This will make us more aware of how much it is worth, and how much we need. Research and invention brought together in one place, that is our project

Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
Close to the lunar poles
Why did you choose this location?

When we talk about the lunar equator we also talk about the center of the moon. Its main disadvantages then are the high temperatures and the unbearable heat for humans without the necessary protection. But if we consider that one of our largest energy inputs comes from sunlight it makes sense to locate there with the precautions already taken. 

 

These can be evidenced in several of the facilities; secured with bars that deflect heat and keep the inside at temperatures suitable for frequenting. In addition to a well several meters deep with water to regulate the environment. 

How do you plan to build your Mooncamp? Which materials will you use?

We prefer material of greater thickness or hardness. We can count among them aluminum, metal and iron as the most used because, although in our camp there are rather fewer capsule rooms than expected for rest, it is also true that the first groups to settle in will be limited and of few crowds so we prioritize those facilities that represent a real benefit. Which are not dedicated to us alone, places to store our transports and resources as well as one dedicated to the repair caused by unforeseen situations, overcoming the hostility of the environment.

Water
Food
Electricity
Air
Protection

We return to the well mentioned above. It is cooled by subway ice containers and protected from radiation by special glass that rises several meters above the surface of the lunar soil. No one has direct access to this space, as it is autonomous and discreetly distributed throughout the site.

The way the ice water gets there is through the use of our pressurized drills, which heat the rock along with the ice, and then it is directed to the sanctuary where it is treated as drinking water and then sent to the well to be consumed.

We put our efforts into making every astronaut and fellow astronaut aware of growing their own food. Thus, we share a capsule common to all the rooms where to plant what they consider necessary and what they were able to collect from the earth. It is true, most of them are seeds for watering, because our poor plants, already grown, do not support neither the temperatures nor the limited presence of oxygen. The place where they are located must therefore be constantly provided with the latter, making the growth and natural processes a normal and evolutionary course. Fruits and vegetables replace precooked and processed foods.

The large panels scattered around the camp, as well as built into our best machines, give an idea of where their energy comes from to function properly. But it is not only light or solar, also once the large well is sufficiently supplied, the option of using hydraulic energy, from work and water, will be considered.

Even without underestimating any mode, the steam generated by the transformation of water ice to its liquid state can give strength and momentum to certain transports as in the past. Of course, this method would be used for simpler tasks.

Our crops will not only provide food, but also the oxygen we so desperately seek. A process that lasts as long as the life of the organisms themselves does. We start from that common room dedicated to them as a first oxygen outlet, contained by enclosed paths to the rest of the rooms.

With an almost industrial look, there is nothing better for our protection than the safety of the installations. They are dominated by materials resistant to unsuspected temperatures, corrosive rains and even tectonic movements from the center of the moon in an attempt to swallow us. A hypothetical catastrophic chapter that we hope will not happen.

Fiction at this point is not so far from reality that it is not too far-fetched for us to create transports capable of protecting themselves from unthinkable damage. Robotic arms, lasers, radio-controlled antennas and proximity sensors are our favorite elements

Describe a day on the Moon for one of your Moon Camp astronauts

I open my eyes and everything is dark, the radio communicator at my side woke me up. It was my friend, telling me that he had been locked in a launch rocket while he was taking out the leftover fuel. I quickly got up from the couch because I had fallen asleep, put on my protective helmet from micrometeoroids or accidents, and went out to help my friend.

My rover has an antenna that communicates with the antennas of the other astronauts giving me the location of my friend. It seems like a tragic episode because everyone is asleep and I am the only one now. The solar panels are charged at least so if we run out of power after rescuing him we can come recharge here. I wonder how he ended up locked in that rocket.

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