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August 12, 2006

Rocket Altimeter Project

at 6:49 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

This project is a number of years old but it is a great resource. Full schematics and code are provided so that you too can enjoy building an altimeter for your rocket.
"I’ve been interested in model rocketry for a long time, but as my interest in electronics became stronger and more developed, rockets fell by the wayside. Recently, though, I thought of a way that I could combine these two interests: try to put electronic devices onboard rockets! That is what I have been trying to do recently with my BTSAM project, and just this month, with the Rocket Altimeter Project. The final design used a Parallax Basic Stamp II (because of its internal EEPROM which could be used for datalogging, and because we wanted to use Basic as the programming langage), an AD7706 16-bit Sigma-Delta analog to digital converter, a Zetex ZRC250 2.5V reference, a National Semi. LP2950 low-dropout 5V regulator, and an ADXL190 +/- 80 g MEMS accelerometer. Analog Devices was good enough to give us two each of the ADC and accelerometer free as samples."


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4 Responses to “Rocket Altimeter Project”

  1. zedomax.com » DIY - Digital Altmeter Says:

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  2. carlos cassio oliveira Says:

    good mornig! congratulations project.

  3. bob Says:

    where is it??????????????????????????????????

  4. Alan Parekh Says:

    The old location seems to have gone away… I have updated the link with a new location of the project. Thanks for finding that issue Bob.

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