[NRVR-Members] EggTimer Sale and NRVR Build Session
jordan at truesdell.org
Sun Nov 25 18:15:10 CST 2018
Egg Timer Rocketry is having a sale. It happens once a year and you can get their rocketry electronics (altimeters, wifi switches, deployment computers, GPS trackers etc.) for $5-20 off. The gear is generally very affordable, from $15 for a dual deployment altimeter to $70 for the cheapest GPS receiver/transmitter kit. The catch is that you have to build the electronics from a kit. You get a bag o' parts - everything you need from pcbs to solder to heat shrink - and a link to an assembly PDF with detailed instructions. You supply the soldering iron, some tape, and your time. The simple kits take less than an hour to build, the more complex ones can take two hours.
As challenging as they are to build alone, I think they'd be fun - and a lot less stressful - to build as a group. They're not difficult, per se, but there are some tricks to working with the small parts and assembly techniques. To that end, if anyone wants to try out a build-you-own avionics I'm going to host a build party for the Eggfinder(/timer) kits in mid-January. I'm thinking around the last week of January would be best. If you get a kit, ping me off-list (jordan at truesdell.org). Presuming we have interest we'll set up a date and converge on a convenient location with soldering irons, magnifying glasses, and spare hands to put them all together and test them.
On 11/25/2018 6:18:56 PM, Thomas Tweeks Weeks <tom at theweeks.org> wrote:
Got the links reversed.. :)
If you're not on fbook.. the sale info is here:
Cris (the owner) only does purchases via email + paypal.. So jump in now if you're thinking about doing so.
Stay tuned for a Q1 date or Jordan to post follow up details here.
Anything else Jordan?
On Sunday, November 25, 2018 5:03pm, "Thomas Tweeks Weeks" <tom at theweeks.org> said:
Jordan posted something on our fbook group about doing a group build of EggTimer trackers and flight computers:
If you're not on fbook, see here:
Maybe Jordan can follow up on specifics (dates, etc) here and I can book us a room (probably some time in Jan/Feb).
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