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seclat

We built a cold-gas pneumatic attitude control system over the summer break and used an Arduino for running the control code. Switching to the Arduino was really a breath of fresh air, and it really improved the speed at which we could try new things. Full writeup here: http://scott-n.com/wp/?p=20

retrolefty

Nice drawing. I will check out the site later.

Didn't I read that the WWII German V2 rocket used pneumatic control for their flight controls? We sure have come a long way?  ;D

Lefty

cr0sh

On a related note - these guys:

http://130.94.182.150/

...built these items a while back:

http://130.94.182.150/rcrock.htm
http://130.94.182.150/eyerock.htm
http://130.94.182.150/guidance.htm

I'm sure one could fit an Arduino control system in there somewhere...

:D
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Inprogress

Which CAD software you using if you don't mind me asking?

Wish things like Inventor or SW were affordable for a private person  :'(
"The really amazing thing is how many people are successful with their Arduino projects considering the fact that so many of them do not have a technical background.  A lot of them seem to try, and succeed with, projects that no sane engineer would even attempt." - floresta commenting on the proper use of LCD displays

brucedjones

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Jan 18, 2011, 02:50 pm Last Edit: Jan 18, 2011, 02:59 pm by brucedjones Reason: 1
I hope you have the correct licenses and permissions to build that thing! last I heard guided missiles are covered by various international treaties :)

awesome project though.

edit: Just thought id add. Inventor can be downloaded for free so long as you are a student.

Inprogress

I have a "legal" copy of Inventor 5 that works on my laptop, not sure if the higher versions will work...haven't actually looked at the specs mind you  :-?

But I didn't know Inventor also had a free version...very very interesting and promising  :D
"The really amazing thing is how many people are successful with their Arduino projects considering the fact that so many of them do not have a technical background.  A lot of them seem to try, and succeed with, projects that no sane engineer would even attempt." - floresta commenting on the proper use of LCD displays

seclat

I used SolidWorks for all the modeling, primarily because it's easy to make a decent model quickly with it. Also, we built this as a testing and prototyping platform--not to be used on an actual rocket (though with a little more time and cash we could definitely make it small enough to be launched). :)

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