[Click photo for video] The Mars Rover Art Car is beginning to take shape. This is a computer animation by Rovernaut Professor Pickle. The car will seat 8. The design of the Rocket Stove in the rear and the Rocker Bogies are presently under redesign. The excitement builds as the Rover is starting to take shape!
The crew has started construction of the Mars Rover Art Car using existing materials, but more is needed!!!
Click on the video above to see the Mars Rover Art Car under construction by the Desert Wizards of Mars! The photo shows the shields for the Nuclear Power Supply & Grilled Cheese Oven that will go on the back of the car.
Ray Cirino is the creator of “Sparky” the Dragon Oven that makes various foods from very low energy sourced tigs, and wood. Sparky is perhaps the world’s first mobile, eco-friendly dragon oven, made from recycled and reclaimed materials, from the bamboo ribbing of her wings to the ornate oven door from the 1800’s.
As a Captain on the MRAC, Ray will be building a Rocket Stove that will resemble the nuclear power supply on the Rover. The MRAC will demonstrate and educate people regarding permaculture and sustainable methods to cook and achieve energy because when we travel to Mars, the astronauts will rely on reusable resources.
This is a sketch by Michael Lanni and the Art-Team. Note the cockpit for the driver, and the open cargo bay for 6 passengers. It will feature a Rocket Stove by Ray Cirino and Flame Effects by Widget. The car will be about 125% larger than the real rover and about twice as long because our rover carries people and remote instruments.
This is not the final version, but another iteration in the on-going design process.
YouTube Video Concept of Mars Rover Art Car V.10
While there is still no budget or funding to continue, work has started in building the Mars Rover Art Car using existing materials and talents on hand.
A Los Angeles based group of artists, craftspeople, engineers scientists and misfit toys, not so secretly known as the “Desert Wizards of Mars” are building the Mars Rover Art Car as a tribute to the Mars Curiosity Rover.
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