Category Archives: Projects

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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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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Antenna Test Success

I finally got out to test the antennas, went about a mile line of sight with no issues!  I got the PC drivers for the development kits from LPRS sorted out after a few emails.  The connection is only one … Continue reading

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LENSE v2

Another update on my HAB project.  I’ve been working on the radio system for the past month or so.  Mainly I built two antennas that were capable of reaching the required 50 mile or so range. When I first started … Continue reading

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