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Curiosity is the biggest, baddest, laser-wielding, plutonium-powered, robot-rover ever sent to Mars. On Sunday, August 5, 2012 it survived a dangerous landing that secured Mars exploration hopes for a decade. It will help answer the question of whether or not we are alone in the universe. Why not print this fearless hero for your desk?
(Excellent paint job and photo courtesy of Adam1mc.)
Update 12/30/12: Fixed a lot of the parts in netfabb to better print on those picky printers. Leave a comment if you still have trouble.
Update 10/8/12: Freely spinning wheels! Just break them off and drive away - no extra pegs! Working rocker to allow the wheels to go over big Martian bumps while keeping all wheels on the ground! Updated head/neck connection that fits better and has fewer pieces.
Update 8/6/12: Updated body file that is much more accurate and detailed (with artistic license, of course).
Update 8/5/12: Fixed head file where one part was not touching the build platform.
Leave feedback and ideas in the comments!
Want to design a funny new head for Curiosity? The mast hole is 8mm in diameter.
Mars Curiosity Rover by ThePlanetMike is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure ThePlanetMike would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!