This blog covers the day to day progress of water rocket development by the Air Command Water Rockets team. It is also a facility for people to provide feedback and ask questions.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Flight Computer V1.5

Last night I finished soldering up the new board for the latest flight computer. Everything worked as expected which is good, and we will fly it soon.

The large bright LED display allows you to stand back from the rocket while it is pressurised and ensure the correct settings are set. It also has a small buzzer that allows you to hear whether it is armed or not while standing back.

A little more software needs to be written for the flight computer to support the new functionality. The intention is that the code base will be universal enough to be used for regular water rockets, but also for multi-stage, or dual-parachute.

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