Chainmail Lunar Rover Wheels

Craft & Design

Some folks at McGill University are researching gravel-filled chainmail wheels for their prototype lunar vehicle. The loosely-filled sacks glom onto obstacles better than stiff rubber, and the metal linkages make the wheels puncture-resistant. I love when ancient crafts make themselves useful in space-age projects. [Thanks, Dale Wheat!]

Photo: Brad Jones / Neptec Design Group

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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