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Category: DIY Space

Robotics | IoT

I Built My Own Mars Rover in the Spirit of Simplicity

How I built a Centennial Challenge robot using the cheapest materials I could find.
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New Project: Hinge Sky Tracker for Astrophotography

This sky tracking platform matches the eath’s rotation in the simplest way possible. A basic regulator circuit powers a DC gear-head motor, which turns a pair of gears that engage a curved length of threaded rod, and makes the hinge open at the correct…

NASA Crowdsources Exploration with Challenges, Grants, and More

The Centennial Challenges program is one of NASA’s shining stars, and frequently has incubated the cash-winning contestants into government-contracted entrepreneurs such as the winners of the Astronaut Glove, Lunar Lander, and Power Beaming challenge…

6 Skills You’ll Learn in Martian Boot Camp

Going to Mars is humanity’s straight-up toughest engineering challenge yet. Sharpen your skills with these DIY projects, and maybe you’ll get picked for the colony.
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Space Is for Children

Two pre-teen girls from Seattle successfully launch a picture of their cat on a space balloon to 78,000 feet.
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Makers Launch to Space in Global Balloon Challenge

To date, 52 teams from 17 countries have successfully launched their balloons to the edge of space.Read more on MAKE

New Project: Near-Space Balloon Cam with Arduino and APRS Radio

Build this battle-tested rig to launch, track, and recover a high-altitude balloon that will carry your hacked Canon camera to the stratosphere. With this setup using APRS ham radio and the Trackuino — an Arduino-based communications board — any ho…

Yuri’s Night: The DIY Space Holiday

Set up your own party to celebrate space exploration.Read more on MAKE

Q&A: KickSat’s Zac Manchester and Andy Filo

Catch up with KickSat’s creators before their Monday launch.Read more on MAKE

Your Own Satellite: 7 Things to Know Before You Go

Launching your own satellite is an excellent decision, and easier than you may think. But first, what do you want your satellite to do? Here are 7 key things you need to know before you launch your personal spacecraft into orbit at 17,000 miles an hour…