NASA has released its drawings to the public. Anyone can now build their own rover

NASA has released its drawings to the public. Anyone can now build their own rover

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) working over to allow for students and interested amateurs to build rovers, which are a scaled-down version of the American agency’s six-wheeled vehicles.

During the last several months JPL prepared blueprints to be shared on GitHub. The drawings are based on the ROV-E model, which has been carried to museums and schools since 2015. of the year. Scale one to six source code allows familiarize yourself with the necessary details. However, according to preliminary calculations, self-assembly will cost enthusiasts a lump sum — about $ 2.5 thous. Excerpt of some characteristics of the machine: weight — 25 pounds footprint — 24×14 inches, battery capacity — 5200mAh, battery discharge rate — 8 A, rated current — 1.2 A, time work — 5:00 at constant use, maximum speed — 6.7 inches per second, maximum height difference between sides — 14 inches, communication — Bluetooth app (only for Android) and Xbox controller.

When help of ideas and models of enthusiasts, experts plan to see alternative points of view associated with the possibility of building rovers. Additionally, the publication of drawings in the public domain has become a powerful impetus to popularize NASA and draw attention to the problems of space exploration..

NASA has released its drawings to the public. Anyone can now build their own rover

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text: Evgeniya Likhodey, a photo: NASA / JPL-Caltech

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