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Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Science |

Lego create a set to arm the Curiosity rover

Lego create a set to arm the Curiosity rover

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Want to have your own rover? This is possible thanks to the company special set of colored bricks created for anyone to build their own mini- .

The set is made ​​possible by the web CUUSOO , where people can propose ideas, and if they achieve 10,000 votes, Lego reviews them and decides whether to turn them into sets of truth. Thus was created the Lego Minecraft , for example.

The Lego Curiosity was sent to the site by Stephen Pakbaz, a mechanical engineer who worked on the real at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA. The model has a suspension system rocker-bogie Curiosity as the original, and a great arm like Curiosity, where the instruments.

“The main purpose of this effort has been to make educational attainment for this amazing mission,” wrote Pakbaz in the description of creation. Lego said it is still working on developing this project, so the price and availability of the set have not yet been disclosed.

Lego create a set to arm the Curiosity rover image 2

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Link: Results of the Fall 2012 LEGO ® Review (Lego)

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