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Posts tagged with “mars-rover”

Trendhunter: NASA littleBits Space Kit Lets Children Recreate the Mars Rover May 12, 2014

Trendhunter featured the Mars Space Rover in the littleBits Space Kit: “The Space Kit is themed after real building experiments professional NASA engineers and scientists conduct every day at the NASA headquarters. This Mars Rover kit lets users recreate a similar toy version of the real Mars rover NASA sent to explore the red planet.”

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WIRED: Build Your Own Mini Mars Rover With These Brilliant, NASA-Approved Blocks April 24, 2014

“Turns out, the scientists at NASA were pretty excited about the experiments they were conducting on a daily basis, the kinds of unsexy things that put kids to sleep in science class. It was up to littleBits to take those concepts and distill them down into digestible, hardware-based projects that would actually capture their attention.”

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The Verge: NASA wants you to build your own Mars Rover April 24, 2014

“Crafting a Mars Rover requires a few arts and crafts items not included in the Space Kit — scissors, tape, and paper tube — but the pre-fab blocks are a snap compared to what NASA was using for its earlier lessons, when Butcher was jury rigging equipment herself. ‘It takes this complex science and makes it fun and accessible’ says Butcher.”

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