Tuesday, March 20, 2018

[Elfin and Elfin* cubesats] Preamps are done!

Satellites have to worry about vibration and shock during the journey up into space. For this reason, we have to epoxy parts to their circuit boards (called staking). I have finished 3/4 preamps, and it only took me about a month. The key is that under the preamps are clear, so that you can nothing interferes with the pins. Also, you want to have the area between the preamps open (so that they an flex), but they are also glues together at their top to that they wont hit each other. These are 2 flight models, one spare flight model, and the Engineering model (EM1).

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Today marks 10 years of taking my photo every year!!!

Today marks 10 years of my photo every day project, which I call "Twist away and run apart"which is based on a poem I wrote. I haven't done an update in a while, but I still take my picture everyday. Here is my last update @ 2759 days:

I stole the idea from Noah Kalina