Launching a #SpaceX-style Electric Rocket w. Ivan Miranda #3DPrinting #3DThursday

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by Jessie Mae

James Bruton shared this collaboration on Youtube!

That’s right, I’m doing a #SpaceX-style rocket collaboration with Ivan Miranda: https://www.youtube.com/user/superazote

The brief we set each other was to design electric rockets that could land upright again and be reusable – just like Elon Musk’s company SpaceX. We’re both using Electric Ducted Fans (EDFs) and various control methods. In this part, I show the CAD design, the build and wiring as well as some of the coding that went into the gyroscopic flight control and flight stability systems.

The Arduino autonomously controls the rocket stabilisation but rather than have a rocket drone, there’s also manual control and override built-in as well.

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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

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