Arun's Tech Blog


Lessons from electronics in rockets

During Battle of the Rockets the UIC AIAA team got to see some pretty serious rockets shoot off as well as fire one of our own. If only once. The team trecked down to Virginia in a couple vans to join several other universities in several competitions. For the largest competition, there was an autonomous rover to be built and deployed by our largest rocket and although I was happy with where the rover had gotten to after only a week or two of non-stop emergency construction, we never got to see it work due to a failure in the main parachute deployment system. There is not much to be learned from an electronics standpoint when your work gets slammed... read more

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