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Moon Camp Explorers Gallery 2019-2020

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: JW Moon Explorer

Robokids Richmond  Richmond    Canada
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Project description

This is our moon camp. It is made out of moon rocks so the Sun’s radiation will not kill us. Also it has iron to support it if the rocks are not stable enough since the moon has less gravity pull than Earth’s. On the left, There’s containers containing air and water which is dug from the inside of the Moon by a huge gigantic drill. There is a greenhouse that contains a farm which has different crops and also produces oxygen. The black semi-circle is the rooms where the people stay. There are tubes underground that lead from the houses to the greenhouse so that the plants have carbon dioxide to breathe and same from greenhouse to the rooms. There’s also solar panels for energy since the sunlight is stronger. There is also a rocketship for when we bring supply back and forth, it is powered by helium 3.

 

 

Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
On the Far side of the Moon
Why did you choose this location?

First of all, it is where the sun’s power is the strongest and we can have more energy. Also it will be on the far side of the moon because that is where the sun reaches the most and is not blocked by Earth. We will choose a place that has a lot of Maria so we have flat ground to work on. We might consider building it near the front side since the crust is thinner and easier to dig up the water and oxygen.

Water
Food
Electricity
Air

We will obtain water by digging with a drill that collects substances like water, oxygen, helium 3, and soil from the moon. It is estimated that the Moon has around 100 billion tons of water in ice under the Moon’s surface and we can Dig it all up. Also we can use the helium 3 to power our rockets to go back to Earth faster and can carry more supplies. We can also use the water for crops.

For food we can breed a bit of livestock but we will be mainly working on farming. The crops can get Co2 from our moon base/house through the underground tubes. We can grow things that produce a lot of vitamin C like orange, or carrot, other plants can give us nutrients and vitamins for us to live. We can also transport food from Earth to the Moon using rocket trains.

We can use the sun’s rays for power and can use them on the drill to get helium 3 to get more power to make trips back to Earth easier and then when we get to Earth we can bring pack more power like electricity to power other things and to get more power. In the end we can have so much power that we don’t know what to do with them.

We can use the sun’s rays for power and can use them on the drill to get helium 3 to get more power to make trips back to Earth easier and then when we get to Earth we can bring pack more power like electricity to power other things and to get more power. In the end we can have so much power that we don’t know what to do with them.

How do you plan to build your Moon Camp? Which materials would you use?

The building will be made out of moon rocks and iron to support it if the gravity is too low. We will first send in a huge 3D printer that will collect moon rocks and start building the shell, then we can go there with some bots and build the supports. The glass in the farms and windows will be bulletproof since those glass are sturdy and won’t break if something flies onto it. We will have to nail the things to the ground so it won’t float away. When we go outside, we have to be wearing heavy boots.

 

The Moon environment is very dangerous for the astronauts. Explain how your Moon Camp will protect them.

We can make a cannon that targets asteroids if any comes, and the moon rock bases will protect them from Sun’s radiation. Also we can make hallways/tubes to other bases so they won’t have to go outside.  We can make the spacesuit sun repellent if they do need to go outside and we can add communication for if someone gets lost. We also install sprinkler or fire detectors if a room caught on fire. It will be dangerous since it can burn our food, research, water and even oxygen. So, fire is dangerous and these features can prevent it.

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

*Beep* *beep* you wake up, what a beautiful morning!  The air in your tank, the black sky, your floating, the drill next to your house roaring, yup, this is a day on the Moon! You ate some bread for breakfast since it is the easiest thing to eat with low gravity. Then put on your space suit and go outside to the research room. In there, you make sure that the drill is working perfectly, the oxygen level is not too low, the water supply has still five days left, and the crops are getting water. You play one-man-catch for a bit, and then use the bathroom. It’s annoying since you have to strap down and it takes a long time. Then, you go to the fitness room and exercise, it is mandatory or else your bones will get weak. Then, you eat your lunch. It is a cheeseburger with extra ketchup and extra cheese, just as you liked it! You remember the good food you had on earth, The scientist said that you can take a shift every six months. It is almost up. One month to go. Then you remembered to make sure the returning rocket has enough helium 3 to get back! You quickly rush back and start filling up the rocket with helium 3. So now the drill now mainly is trying to find helium3. You look at the time and get into bed. The lights turn off and you just went through a day on the moon.


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