CanSat: First Drop Test

As announced in the last blog post, we have carried out a drop test for our CanSat to test its stability and the functionality of the parachute. As you can see from the pictures below, the outer shell only suffered a dent. However, our interior, which we had only filled … Weiterlesen …

CanSat: 3D Model Ready for Printing

After multiple modifications, the 3D model is now ready to be printed. As you can see from the two images below, the model has changed considerably since the interim report and is expected to undergo further changes based on the outcome of upcoming tests. We are soon carrying out a … Weiterlesen …

CanSat: Radio is Challenging

For our competition, it is required that our CanSat transmits the data of the primary mission to our ground station by radio at least once per second and that it can reach a range of 1500 metres. Since last week, we have been researching suitable radio modules and compatible antennas. … Weiterlesen …

CanSat: Interim Updates

Since the last blog post, we have successfully submitted the interim report for our project, in which we explained, among other things, our innovative idea and its technical realisation. We also included exact calculations, e.g. for the size of our parachute, and a current version of our 3D model. We … Weiterlesen …

Homepage Updates

Our webmaster was ill for some time. The blogposts written so far will be published in the coming days and weeks. Stay tuned! We have been really busy! 🙂

CanSat: Testing our „Hedgehog“

As you can see in the pictures and the video below, we performed a small test on a simplified  version of our hedgehog idea, that consists of only one of the spines. The test proved  to be successful! But ist success may  depend on the wetness of the soil, so … Weiterlesen …

CanSat: First 3D-Model

We completed the first version of the design of our CanSat. It has a screw-on cap and an embossing of our team’s name. To get a soil sample, we designed tubes that would get stuck in the dirt upon landing and collect it in the process. They are drafted to … Weiterlesen …

CanSat: New Ideas

Over the last week, we have been working hard on how we can take a soil sample with the CanSat and achieve an upright landing. For this purpose, we have produced several prototypes based on draft ideas and concepts, one of which involves incorporating the operating principle of roly-poly dolls. … Weiterlesen …

CanSat: Kick-Off Event

On wednesday, the 8th of November, the kick-off with the other CanSat teams and CanSat’s contact persons took place. All ten teams introduced themselves and their secondary missions with or without a PowerPoint – presentation. Of course, we introduced James as our unofficial fifth team member in our presentation. Each … Weiterlesen …

CanSat: First Prototypes and Drafts

To achieve our plan of an upright landing of the CanSat, we are already working diligently on construction ideas. Our first prototype involved testing the concept of an elongated cavity in the middle of the four legs in which a drill (or something similar) can be placed, so that minimal … Weiterlesen …

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