Getting Started with CanSat

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Getting Started with CanSat

Posted on: 06/01/2021


Subjects:Programming, Electronics, Mathematics
Age:14-18 years old

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Raspberry Pi Pico assembly tutorial

Feather kit assembly tutorial

The kit provider has written a step-by-step guide to build and test your Feather based CanSat kit

Furthermore, this document helps participants get started with the Feather kit and avoid some of the potential pitfalls.

This module outlines the main features of the Primary Mission for CanSat.

In the Primary Mission, teams must measure the temperature and pressure and send the information to their ground station. Students will learn about the differences between the sensors they can use and about the challenges associated with completing the Primary Mission. This module is designed in line with a range of resources to support the entire CanSat mission.

Students will learn to

  • The basic knowledge required in order to assemble and perform CanSat’s Primary Mission
  • How sensors work: thermistor & atmospheric pressure sensor
  • Basic electronics: Ohm’s law
  • How to collect data from a resistance based sensor – using a voltage divider circuit
  • Soldering