NASA’s Curiosity rover has been a huge success, covering more distance on Mars than any other vehicle. The agency has used Curiosity as a tool to promote science and robotics in classrooms around the country, and it even built a smaller version of Curiosity called ROV-E to demonstrate some robotics concepts firsthand. After hearing from students and teachers who want to build their own version of ROV-E, engineers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have created the Open Source Rover. It’s a small Curiosity-style rover you can build yourself (even if you’re not a student).
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