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[Learn] DIY Orientation Thurster

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Ray from Tranquility Aerospace has announced this project at the launch of Space Town Hall ( and we are getting going with it sharpish.

In Space Town Hall, on top of exchanging ideas with regards to space technology development and exploration, we really would like to emphasis our focus on doing things hands on. So after having a 30 minutes talk on Orientation Thurster at Tranquility Aerospace, you can now join us on 8 Nov to get hands on with making one and learn as you do. The day will not be made up of any major chunks of theory session, because we believe in just in time learning it's driven by practical sessions. Think of this as part of a series of hack days that eventually builds up to a working orientation thruster and the learning of theories happens as you need to read about them.

We'll be looking to do hardware, software and data visualisation - also we are looking to build concepts for the interface to control orientation thruster, designers, animators etc - don't be shy!



10:30 Doors Open

10:45 Intro to the day by Steph

10:50 Intro to Tranquility Aerospace by Ray

11:00 Devon One's architecture overview, leading to general launch architecture overview (if possible, explain how this is better than existing launchers) by Ray

around 12:00 Lunch - by concensus

(at some point in the afternoon) Get together and discuss each group's idea and try to join the dots

16:00 Wrap up and summaries the day

16:30 Head out to a nearby Pub if anyone is interested!

What you need to bring



If you have an Arduino or some other sensors, breadboard, bring it along too!

Things we are providing on the day




(We're looking to issue the datasheet and more details of these items closer to date)

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Here is more description of the initiative:



Our generous venue sponsor Fab Lab London has just opened its doors to the public recently and we are excited about checking it out too! We are going to get a tour around the place too!

Fab Lab London is the City of London’s first purpose built digital fabrication and rapid prototyping workspace.