I thought I would write a short blog that could help various pocketqube teams in developing their own pocketqube satellites. While space projects are generally expensive, and most teams won’t have zany millionaires willing to splash the cash I thought I could give some insights in procuring affordable components for their projects. It’s good to […]Read More Prototyping suppliers
Spring has finally sprung, and I thought it would be good to talk about springs as they are a key component in any mechanical systems for pocketqubes and cubesats. I want to share some of the things I learned when I was developing pico satellite systems and what I have learned with my current pocketqube […]Read More Let’s talk about springs
TLDR: No because the benefits outweigh the cost of testing required. As someone who is in the early stages on developing my own pocketqube deployer I have already been looking at test facilities for costs of vibration and shock testing. I can tell you the costs are high from some providers. Testing and qualifying products […]Read More Testing is it a waste of time and money?
Here is my 1st antweight robot I have designed. I decided to go with a rambot as it would be an easy first build so that I can focus on learning the basics of robotics (motors, power requirements, etc.). Plus this allows me to gain experience quickly in developing a lightweight robot in which I […]Read More 1st antweight robot
Self development is something that everyone should be applying to themselves not only professionally but personally as well. As a kid I wanted to be an engineer after seeing the Zords in the Power Rangers as I thought the idea of building skyscraper sized robots to settle an alien threat was a sound solution. However […]Read More MOOC’s: My impressions
For a while I have wanted a new table as the one I currently used is pretty cramped which makes it awkward doing clients work when I need to sketch designs and produce 3D models. I looked around online and the tables were either too small, expensive or way too big. In addition I preferred […]Read More IKEA Tiered Table
Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing is something I have been interested in and would like to get more involved in. The reason being is AM has a couple of benefits that I would like to utilise for my own personal projects. Some of the benefits of AM are: reduction in waste, adaptability,manufacture complex shapes […]Read More Additive manufacturing: Integrate than replace.
Some people who know me well I am a big geek and like anime and science fiction especially when they have mechs and incase you don’t know me I like anime and science fiction especially when they have mechs in them. Right now I am currently looking at developing my own robotic systems and I […]Read More Engineering in Sci-fi
Would you like to visit somewhere that has better weather than where you live? Do you have friends or family who live all over the world and you wish you could visit them? What if I could tell you that you could do all that without even leaving your home? No I have not been […]Read More Telepresence: Being 2 places at once.
We live in a period where we are always reminded of our impact to the environment. From emissions, electricity usage and waste are areas that we are stressed to reduce in order to tackle climate change. In addition we are encouraged to recycle as much as we can which has given me some ideas. One […]Read More Recycled speaker chest and scrap wood clock.