Author Archives: ebperrin

GCS v2

It’s come a long way.  Full physical prototype, new electronics, new PCBs!  Deviating from the original prototype, here are the alterations: Stepper motors instead of servos.  My servos from HobbyKing arrived while I was on vacation…and were returned to sender. … Continue reading

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NHD Documentary

Mentioned in a few other posts, but below is my winning documentary for National History Day 2013.  We placed first in the nation for senior group documentary after competing at University of Maryland this June.  It took my team and … Continue reading

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Homemade Lightning

This post has been sitting as a draft until I got around taking pictures.  The actual coil was completed in March of 2013. In light of my participation in National History Day, I took the opportunity to have the topic … Continue reading

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Gyroscopic Camera Stabilizer

Been quite some time since my last post and I’ve started a few more projects.  The death of LENSE 2 brought on the end of two projects at once – the equipment never being found also meant my MicroQuad board … Continue reading

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LENSE, MicroQuad and New Projects

Skipping right to the big topic – LENSE is still out there somewhere.  I haven’t gotten any responses from any radio stations to my perpetual emails…however as soon as i can (within the next few weeks?) i’m going to try … Continue reading

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T+12 hours. Bad News.

Payload missing.  12 hours since launch.  All set to go at 8:50 at Quincy, Washington when the SPOT II satellite beacon wouldn’t update it’s position on the website.  I cracked open the payload to find it claimed to have sent … Continue reading

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T-12 Hours.

12 hours to launch time of 10 AM in Quincy, Washington of LENSEv2.  Currently I’ve been troubleshooting for 12 hours and just patched up the electronics: Adafruit Ultimate GPS v2  and v3 Copernicus II GPS 2 Bubble Technology Neutron Dosimeters … Continue reading

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