Building Curiosity’s Rover Rocker-Bogie

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Guide to building a Lego Mindstorms version of the NASA Mars Rover Curiosity and a close-up of it’s Rocker-Bogie assembly.

Nasa's Curiosity Rover

PASADENA, Calif. – Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory put Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory rover, through an obstacle course to test its mobility system. The rover has the same classic six-wheel suspension system used by Spirit and Opportunity, but unlike its predecessors, the mobility system will also serve as its landing gear.

Building Curiosity’s Rocker-Bogie
Building Curiosity – Mars Science Laboratory

JPL, a division of Caltech, manages the Mars Science Laboratory project for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. More information about the mission is online at: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/.

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