Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My Experience at the University of Hawaii

Today I went to the UH School of Engineering.  When I got there I met with Dr. Wayne Shiroma and his team. He is the head of the CubeSat program at UH.  We were able to get a tour of their lab and be able to see what they were working on and compare it to what I have done.  

While I was there I was offered some incredible opportunities.  I won't get into details now but I have a chance to get a great head start in this industry.  One thing they made very clear is that they want me to come to UH when I graduate high-school and get involved in the CubeSat program there.  They made a very convincing case and I am giving it some serious consideration.

With all the things I heard today I am going to have a hard time sleeping.

Our Visit to the UH Hawaii Space Flight Lab

We arrive at the UH College of Engineering.

Bryan sets up his project in the electronics lab.

Bryan begins his presentation for Dr. Shiroma and his team.

Justin gives Bryan a tour of their clean room and current Cubesats.

David Beers and Dr. Wayne Shiroma have been such an encouragement to Bryan! THANK YOU!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Bryan & Scott at the District Science Fair

Bryan and his good friend Scott are both advancing to the State
Science Fair in April.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Last push before District Science Fair



New relays and an ON/OFF switch.  Bryan also demonstrates the video is working on the satellite and transmitting a signal to our TV.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Done! (Again)

Yay the cubesat is fully operational!  I ended up having to buy new relays from radio-shack and switch them out with the old ones.  The only problem is that my APRS relay is kind of sticky.  This means that I have to tell it to turn on, then flick the board repeatedly until the light goes on.  

I got the ATV and APRS both working simultaneously.  Tomorrow I go to set up my project after school.  I am just going to set up the board. Tuesday is the judging.  I am going to bring my cubesat, the laptop, and a small, unused TV that we found to demonstrate the at my ATV works to the judges. 

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Small Changes for Distict

Today I added a power switch so I can turn on and off the device without having to plug and unplug the power.  I am having trouble turning on and off the APRS and ATV using the basic stamp and am hoping to figure that out tomorrow.