Martian explorer
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Martian explorer

I felt like this nice little robot belongs in space, and came up with the idea of making him a robot used by humans to explore the surface and caves of Mars. Sort of an upgrade from the rovers if you will. I'm thankful for this opportunity and I hope the results will be satisfying :)

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Update - 5 Oct 2020

Hey there, these are the final renders I am submitting for the contest. 

My idea for Eddie was to make him a robot used by Human settlers on Mars for exploration purposes. Most of Eddie's body is made out of carbon fiber, making him very durable and resistant to the extreme weather condition of Mars. Eddie's eyes can capture and transmit high-quality footage in real-time back to the settlement. So far there's no place on the red planet that stopped Eddie in his place, as he continues to discover this new world.

Overall I had a lot of fun working on this, and I hope you will enjoy the results :)

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Update - 14 Sep 2020

Just a small update, working on adding some detail from the martian surface to fit the theme I'm going with. Not a final version of course, but thought I'd show you anyway.

Update - 10 Sep 2020

Another productive day, finally got around to the eyes. I've been looking around at some interesting designs while also trying to make something of my own. Seems good to me so far, but I can definitely push this further. I hope that tomorrow I get around to adding some details from the Martian soil this robot is walking on all day :) 

Update - 9 Sep 2020

Some more progress today, I'm starting to have a clear picture of what I want it to look in the end. I have plenty of ideas for more cool features and details to add, which you'll see in the following updates so stay tuned!

Currently thinking of something interesting to do with the eyes, as well as creative ways to hide the seams.

Update - 8 Sep 2020

After setting up the project, I began exploring the idea mentioned above. Quite a long way to go, excited to see how I can develop this further.