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Would you like to have your own spacecraft?  Kickstart the personal space age by helping launch tiny spacecraft into low Earth orbit.
Would you like to have your own spacecraft? Kickstart the personal space age by helping launch tiny spacecraft into low Earth orbit.
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Souvenir Boards and More Energia/Arduino Work

Posted by Zachary Manchester (Creator)

Hi Everyone,

This week I got the souvenir board design finalized! After playing around with different ideas for these, I decided to use the area reserved for sensors on the development board for a silkscreened KickSat logo and LEDs. Let me know what you think:

The board is being powered off of an external power supply in the video (because the solar cells don't work under fluorescent lighting), but it will work under sunlight or an incandescent lamp.

Also, the Arduino port is coming along.  In fact, the flashing LED pattern in the video was programmed using Energia - here's the code:

In parallel with work on the Sprites themselves, I've also been working on the deployer that will release the Sprites from KickSat. I'll have more news on that in future updates. As always, thank you to our backers for their support, and check back next Friday for more updates.

- Zac

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      mat882 on

      Excellent! keep up the great work .. can't wait! :)

    2. Jeff D. Hamann on

      This is fantastic! The Friday updates are a perfect ending to my week. Thanks and Keep up the great work!