NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Provides Do-It-Yourself Instructions to Build Your Own Mars Rover
By NASA // August 4, 2018
project can be completed for as little as $2,500
(NASA) – Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a machine like NASA’s Curiosity rover, part of the Mars Science Laboratory project?
Now students, hobbyists, and enthusiasts can get a taste of what it is like to construct a scaled-down version of a rover using plans and instructions from JPL’s Open Source Rover Project.
With the successful past and current rovers, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California built a mini-rover (“ROV-E”) to engage the public.
This rover is brought into classrooms, museums and school events to demonstrate rover mobility principles first-hand.
In response to this enthusiasm, JPL engineers have designed a rover model that could be assembled by the next generation of engineers from commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) parts for as little as $2,500.
Click here to learn more about how to build your own rover.
Click here for the actual plans and parts list from JPL.
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