Teen Sisters Build Homemade Functioning Mars Rover: This is a wonderful story about two sisters who were so inspired by NASA’s Spirit rover that they decided to build their own! 13-year-old Camille and Genevieve Beatty (age 13 and 11) built the functional robot in their garage at home. In fact, they built two rovers - one of which is now on display at the New York Hall of Science. Visitors to the museum can actually drive the rover.
Two girls in North Carolina have proven that age is no obstacle to building a Mars rover. From their garage at home, Camille Beatty, 13, and her sister Genevieve, 11, built a functioning robot modelled after NASA’s now-deceased Spirit rover.