The design can be improved and teams can talk online with others who are also building their own robots. JPL suggests adding USB cameras or solar panels or new science payloads.
Open source software is available for download to operate the robot.
The popular single-board Raspberry Pi computer serves as the “brains” of the operation. It is versatile and simple to modify. Users can control the system via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB devices, among other methods.
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