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EARTHDATE: August 12, 2018

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by Hazed

If you’re looking for a project to keep the kids quiet this summer holiday, why not help them to build their very own planet-exploring rover? NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab has just released the plans for a scaled-down version of the six-wheeled rovers that get sent to other planets.

The plans are for a rover that is one-sixth the size of the real thing, and it uses mostly off-the-shelf parts. NASA estimates they can be had for a total of $2,500.

The control system for the mini-rover is a Raspberry Pi which means it can be controlled by devices such as game controllers or Android apps.

Interested? Check out the article, which has a link to the open source rover project.

Source: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/02/nasa_open_source_rover/

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