Build your own NASA Curiosity rover

Put together your own remote-controlled Curiosity rover with the help of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a Raspberry Pi. Why wouldn’t you want one of these?! NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory To educate the curious about the use of rovers in space, the Pasadena-based NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) built a mini-rover, ROV-E , to tour classrooms, museums, and public engagement events. The original ROV-E comes with a much higher price tag, so the JPL engineers decided to scale it down for home makers And so engaged was the public by the rover and its ability to manoeuvre harsh terrain, rocks, and small children, that the JLP engineers have published a building plan that allows rover-enthused makers to build their own for around $2500 using off-the-shelf parts

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Hunting for life on Mars assisted by high-altitude balloons

Will bacteria-laden high-altitude balloons help us find life on Mars? Today’s eclipse should bring us closer to an answer. image c/o NASA / Ames Research Center / Tristan Caro The Eclipse Ballooning Project Having learned of the Eclipse Ballooning Project set to take place today across the USA, a team at NASA couldn’t miss the opportunity to harness the high-flying project for their own experiments.

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NASA CubeSats Incorporate Raspberry Pi as Learning Tool – ENGINEERING.com

ENGINEERING.com NASA CubeSats Incorporate Raspberry Pi as Learning Tool ENGINEERING.com Raspberry Pi really is the little computer that could. From any number of DIY projects to a practical teaching aid, the low-cost, compact and extremely versatile little computer has found a useful niche inside the high-powered and sometimes expensive …

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Astro Pi: Goodnight, Mr Tim

On Saturday, British ESA astronaut Tim Peake returned to Earth after six months on the International Space Station. During his time in orbit, he did a huge amount of work to share the excitement of his trip with young people and support education across the curriculum: as part of this, he used our two Astro Pi computers, Izzy and Ed , to run UK school students’ code and play their music in space.

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Astro Pi: Flight Hardware Tech Specs

Stop! Before you read anything please watch NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman giving us a quick fly-through of the ISS. In the video you see various computers and screens on the walls and it’s crazy to think that two Raspberry Pis will soon be there alongside them

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Astro Pi: Flight Hardware Tech Specs

Stop! Before you read anything please watch NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman giving us a quick fly-through of the ISS. In the video you see various computers and screens on the walls and it’s crazy to think that two Raspberry Pis will soon be there alongside them.

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Astro Pi: Mission Update 1

I’m sure a few of you are wondering why we’re not screaming about this from the rooftops, right? Okay: stand back, here we go. To quote the Portal space core: “ SPAAAAAAAAAAACE!!!!! ” Back in March 2014 Eben sent a casual email around the office asking if anyone wanted to join him at a meeting between the Surrey Space Centre , Airbus Defence and Space and Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL).

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