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We love Arduino and we love space exploration. So we decided to combine them and let people run their own space experiments!
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Mission Patches, SDK and Community Updates


Mission Patches for Ardusat-2

Today is the day that Ardusat-2 gets released from the ISS. If anyone has an idea for a mission patch, we'd love to see it. Our favorite design will get a mission patch with their design!

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SDK Updates

Hi Everyone! We've made some great changes to the ArdusatSDK. Those updates include: 

  • Added Gyroscope library
  • Modified Accelerometer library to be compatible with I2C 
  • Improved overall handling of I2C communication 

Get the SDK:


Thanks to J.F. Omhover, there's also some great new tools for you to try out while you're working on your experiment. They include: 

  • AppStorage “emulators” : two libraries (SAT_AppStorageEMU, SAT_AppStorageEMUSD) to smoothly replace SAT_AppStorage during the development of your experiment, they divert all the output data to the Serial port or to a SD file
  • SamplingLib : series sampling for data reduction
  • DataLib : formatting scheme and decoder to send/read binary data from AppStorage
  • HeatShrinkLib (experimental) : a library to compress data 
  • I2C Scanner (sketch) : an I2C scanner that scans for available sensors connected to your Arduino’s I2C port, and outputs a comprehensive list 

 You can find Ardusat-utils at: 

3D Printed Ardusat

Finally, if you're a 3D printing aficionado, check out this thingiverse project to print your own Ardusat look-a-like (okay, it's a little more colorful than the real thing).

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    1. Creator Annette Schloss on May 7

      what is the status of this project? As a $150 sponsor I was looking forward to a point-and-shoot image and have heard nothing for over a year. Thank-you.

    2. Creator ppl4world on April 9, 2014

      Hi Bruce - we're actually staring to work on that now. We'll send out an update shortly. It will likely include a survey to capture shipping information.

      - Nick & The Ardusat Team

    3. Creator Bruce Bock on February 27, 2014

      Do you have any estimate when those of use in the $25 pledge level might see our photo? Keep up the wonderful work.