Mars 2020 Rover

Modeled after NASA's Mars 2020 Mission Perseverance Rover, this design features two different versions that show two different ways of driving with six wheels while steering with four wheels.

Both versions also feature spring (rubber) suspension to improve traction over bumps, a folding extendable arm with the color sensor at the end, and the distance sensor mounted on top of the mast.

Choose either the 4-Wheel Steering or Zero Turn version to start with, then build the sub-assemblies that it uses.

Building Instructions

4-Wheel Steering Version

Zero Turn Version


Drive Wheel

Ackerman Steering

Zero Turn Steering

Sensor Deck

Nuclear Power Source

Finishing Touches