[SS2S-Main] Re: Launch controller

  • From: Ken Biba <ken@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "sugarshot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <sugarshot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:10:32 -0700

Not entirely sure what you mean by two phases ... I presume two ignition events 
separated closely in time?

The timing of the launch events is purely defined in Arduino code (that is 
largely incomplete ... hence my desire for collaboration).

I can send pics of the hardware later tonight when I get home ... but it is 
basically an Arduino Yun (which is an Arduino Uno+a Linux based WiFi chipset - 
both the Arduino and the Linux processor are programmable). with a four port 
relay board, and a proto board.   It is of course over designed since it has 
temperature and GPS sensors ... kinda just because.

The four relay ports are software controlled by the Arduino code and can create 
whatever timing makes sense.

Fits in a plastic case about 8"x5"x5".


Ken Biba

> On Mar 25, 2014, at 4:01 PM, vicente Alvero Zambrano 
> <vicente_alvero_14@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Does it the ability to launch two phases?, Do you have any pic?
> From: ken@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [SS2S-Main] Re: Launch controller
> Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:56:59 -0700
> To: sugarshot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> I have been prototyping a new wireless launch controller that uses WiFi to 
> connect to the controller, uses an Arduino Yun as the control processor, a 
> standard browser interface on a tablet for the UI and has four events (either 
> pads or events).   Powered by a 12V external battery.
> I would be delighted is this were interesting for folks to help build and use 
> for this project.
> It would also be used on our UberLauncher (30' rail) at Black Rock for our 
> 30-50 km ARLISS Xtreme flights.
> K
> Ken Biba
> On Mar 25, 2014, at 3:34 PM, vicente Alvero Zambrano 
> <vicente_alvero_14@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi followers of sugar shot to space project 
> Is there any volunteer who is interested in designing and building a launch 
> controller for the VIC-3 two-stage rocket? 
> Thanks in advance

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