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Building The Rocket Doctors Recommend Most (Part 6)

OK, I lied. I woke up early this morning and decided to do some soldering. Here’s the first two rows of three LEDs, each with a 220Ω resistor. 22 more words

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Building The Rocket Doctors Recommend Most (Part 5)

I’ll be away from home for the next nine days, so I might as well show what little progress there’s been because that’s all there’ll be for a while. 126 more words

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Building The Rocket Doctors Recommend Most (Part 4)

It’s well past time to get back to this project. Not that I did nothing between 13 May and this week. I concluded the 3.3V Arduino Pro Mini was not going to work well with the white LEDs; they need more voltage. 247 more words

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Mosquito infestation averted

So, you know how I couldn’t decide whether to build my Mega Mosquito stock or bash it into a Fat Boy and ended up buying a second one so I could do both? 223 more words

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Launch report: So much for the plummet duration contest

The Syracuse Rocket Club did well with our weather modifications again this month. Skies ranged from partly to mostly cloudy, but the clouds were high. Temperature in the mid 70s to 80. 1,101 more words

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I’ve noticed a cool (and slightly concerning) trend in the maker community lately: DIY computerized model rocket launch controllers. Here are two examples:

RockDat! LPR

Edit: You can pretty much ignore the following. RockDat! LPR was announced in posts on YORF and TRF, but the developer evidently never came back to those threads. 496 more words

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