Jared Leidich

The Boeing Co, Student Designer, Expandable Ball Rover, August 2008 - May 2009

Mr. Leidich was picked with his student design team to spend their time during their senior design class creating an expandable ball rover prospected for use on the lunar or martian surface. The team went through initial technology trades and over the course of their senior year designed and built two engineering design units and a full protype of a spherical rover that collapses by flexing composite spokes into helixes around a central axis. The design went on to win the 2009 Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Expo.