01/7/13

Construction of the Mars Rover Art Car


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.

12/19/12

Ray Cirino joins Mars Rover Art Car

Ray Cirino joins Mars Rover Art 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.

12/19/12

Mars Rover Art Car Concept Sketch

Mars Rover Art Car Concept Sketch

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.

12/6/12

You Tube Concept Video

You Tube Concept Video

Click the picture for the YouTube video. This video is a quick preview of the concept and is not a final design. This video is also a test of our visualization that we will use to communicate the final designs for fabrication. Stay tuned!