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Train Horn Synthesis with the MSP430FR2000

Introduction

The hardware and code presented below is designed to simulate the sound of a train horn (or come as close as possible with the given hardware). 2,139 more words

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Boltonov hacks the F9 fairing!

Today saw another great milestone of awesomeness achieved: Our very own genius CTO, Boltonov, successfully performed the first fairing opening test.

As you may be aware from our earlier… 245 more words

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Too cold to rock'n'roll

Guys, with this test launch we have really earned the title of Parody Space Agency.

We’ve told you all about the friggin’ freezin’ cold and all the weather nastiness in our description of… 353 more words

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All nominal, sort of ...

While yesterday’s test launches were about testing the extremes (running on A- and C-type motors), today’s marching order by Aleks Vansky (you know the drill: CEO and Chief Mastermind at OxidanSky) goes for “normal”. 353 more words

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Stop wining!

Update on today’s test launches – there were actually two:

The first one flew our petite Elektra rocket with an A-type motor again to test the effect of the extra weight. 209 more words

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Testing again

We’re getting a little ahead of ourselves: Today’s test launch already exceeds the requirements for our first launch. This is due to scheduling requirements. As you know, wetry to emulate the IridiumNEXT launches. 157 more words

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Solar Garden-Light Failure Autopsy

About a year ago I placed a Dollar-Tree Solar Garden-Light, (Fig 3, below) in a sunny place of our yard. From a previously identical light I knew that the battery contacts were thinly plated steel which would corrode and cause lamp failure after a few months of exposure to the weather. 390 more words

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