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Sisters Build Their Own Mars Rover

by Conner Flynn

Two North California sisters, inspired by a documentary, decided to make a Mars Rover by themselves with help from their dad Robert Beatty. Now, 13-year-old Camille Beatty’s and 11-year-old Genevieve’s remote-controlled replica of the Mars Spirit rover is being exhibited at the New York Hall of Science. Great job kids.
mars rover rc
These two sisters have been tinkering with remote-controlled toys for awhile. They are a real dynamic duo and have made around 15 robots. They know what they are doing. Visitors of the exhibit can drive the rover on a simulated Martian surface and search for light-emitting rocks using the rover’s infrared camera, sonar sensors, thermal array sensor and other cool gizmos.

mars rover rc1
The point behind the project was to get kids interested in science. Well, this is one that will get both kids and adults interested in science.

[Beatty Robotics via Damn Geeky]




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Comments (3):

  1. Riysdh Jaffar Abdulla says:

    IF I WANT THIS DVICE (IDOOR COM) HOW I CAN ORDER IT TO BAHRAIN AND HOW MUCH TO BE PAID TO REACH BAHRAIN? HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO DELIVER?

  2. Túlio Marcos de Paula Cunha says:

    Congratulations for this project.Very very good.

    My projects is in http://roboticatulio.webnode.com//

    Túlio

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