There are a lot of cool things you can print with your 3D desktop printer like a teeny version of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Teddy of Gudea or Albert Curcan.
Now, NASA has upped the ante on the awesome factor by making a mini Mars Rover available to download and print.
On the download page, NASA describes the Rover:
Curiosity is a car-sized robotic rover exploring Gale Crater on Mars as part of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission (MSL). Curiosity was launched from Cape Canaveral on November 26, 2011, at 10:02 EST aboard the MSL spacecraft and landed on Aeolis Palus in Gale Crater on Mars on August 6, 2012, 05:17 UTC. The Bradbury Landing site was less than 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from the center of the rover’s touchdown target after a 563,000,000 km (350,000,000 mi) journey.
While neither the Voyager or the Rover actually have a laser or any cool features, it is still pretty neat to be able to 3D print a piece of space history right in your home.
Photo Credit: NASA/Met Museum