#19. Open Source Rover

Last edited on 2023-06-23 Tagged under  #space 

Here are this week's 3 links worth exploring:

  1. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released plans for the Open Source Rover (OSR), a build-it-yourself 6-wheel mini version of the Mars Curiosity Rover. Its assembled from a range of commercial off-the-shelf parts, and a Raspberry Pi serves as the rover's "brain". A major mechanical and electrical revision of the OSR is due for July 2023. What a cool way to explore mechanical engineering, software, electronics, and robotics! https://github.com/nasa-jpl/open-source-rover

  2. A detailed description of buiding their own personal OSR - dubbed PARSLEE (Planetary Analog Remote Sensor and ‘Lil Electronic Explorer) - by Dr Jamie Molaro, a research scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, and her husband, and its expedition to Burning Man: https://dataarcana.com/portfolio/parslee/

  3. Open Notify is an open source project to provide a simple programming interface and code examples to access select NASA data. There are example APIs to retrieve the current location of the International Space Station (ISS) and display the current number of people in space: http://open-notify.org/

Quote of the Week: "The first day or so we all pointed to our countries. The third or fourth day we were pointing to our continents. By the fifth day we were only aware of one Earth." — Sultan Bin Salman al-Suad, Astronaut


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