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Hardware

This is where most of the hardware information hides. Including what hardware used and how it was being used.

Discrete Logic Clock

Discrete Logic Clock

Most digital clocks these days are made from microcontrollers, but I wanted an added challenge to use it using only logic chips trying to focus on using the TTL (74xx series) integrated circuits. So, my plan was to design and build a digital clock using […]

LAUNCH

LAUNCH

We launched our balloon and this is what happened on our journey. And here is how most of the journey went down.

Project Update

Project Update

The clock is counting down and here is what we have completed and we still need to do before we can launch this balloon.

Rocket Launch

Rocket Launch

In preparation for our final launch, we built a test rocket with prototypes on-board. This allowed us to test everything and find out what will work, what won’t, what should have worked and what we need to change and fix before the final deadline.

YICTE

YICTE

YICTE – Young ICT Explorers. YICTE is a competition run all around Australia getting students who love ICT and anything in general apply their knowledge and abilities to solve real world issues.

PCB Design

We decided to make this project extra special by design almost everything from scratch, this includes the circuit board.

Rudder Design

We wanted to make our balloon payload steerable. this was going to be achieved with a rudder, and here are some details on how we were going to achieve it.

Circuit Design

Circuit Design

Building a circuit take quite a bit of time and effort. A schematic has to be constructed – which is a diagram showing the links between all of the electronics. A prototype should be built and tested, the schematic refined and then finally the PCB […]

Project Stages

Stages There are 3 stages to our project: Design and Creation Launch Results Creation¬†(July-September) The creation stage consists of the team designing and building each of their parts of the project, as well as collaboration and integration to complete the weather balloon. Each team member […]

Introduction to G(A)SP

Introduction to G(A)SP

Welcome to the G(A)SP project. G(A)SP stands for Gungahlin (Almost) Space Project, and it is being designed a run by Gungahlin College students. Find out more about what the project actually is and what we plan to do.