Currently I have almost completed the finishing touches to the 2nd iteration of my 6p POD and should have the FEA complete during the week. I have been learning how to carry out tolerance stack analysis and thought it would be good to let the pocketqube teams know about this useful tool. So why should … Continue reading Stack those tolerances!
Lessons from prototype round 1
So my 3d printed version of my 6p pocketqube deployer (need to give it a creative name) had arrived last week. While I was putting it all together I was making mental notes on how easy it was to put together, how rigid the parts were and areas for improvement. For a first attempt there … Continue reading Lessons from prototype round 1
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 … Continue reading Prototyping suppliers
Let’s talk about springs
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 … Continue reading Let’s talk about springs
Testing is it a waste of time and money?
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 … Continue reading Testing is it a waste of time and money?
Additive manufacturing: Integrate than replace.
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 … Continue reading Additive manufacturing: Integrate than replace.
Telepresence: Being 2 places at once.
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 … Continue reading Telepresence: Being 2 places at once.