31 Jul '15, 8pm

Hacklet 68 – Rocket Projects

Hacklet 68 – Rocket Projects

There’s just something amazing about counting down and watching a rocket lift off the pad, soaring high into the sky. The excitement is multiplied when the rocket is one you built yourself. Amateur rocketry has been inspiring hackers and engineers for centuries. In the USA, modern amateur rocketry gained popularity after Sputnik-1, continuing on through the space race. Much of this history captured in the book Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam , which is well worth a read. This week’s Hacklet is dedicated to some of the best rocketry projects on Hackaday.io ! We start with [Sagar] and Guided Rocket . [Sagar] is building a rocket with a self stabilization system. Many projects use articulated fins for this, and [Sagar] plans to add fins in the future, but he’s starting with an articulated rocket motor. The motor sits inside a gimbal, which allows it to tilt about 10 degrees in an...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/07/31/hacklet-68-rocket-projects/

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