Member Since: May 20, 2010
Country: United States
Whatever best gets the job done, usually C. My favorite language was Modula-2 (look it up).
WPI, CU Boulder. Degrees in aerospace engineering and computer science.
Spacecraft systems engineering, embedded systems engineering, low-level firmware, 3D graphics and animation, and troubleshooting (but real trouble shoots back).
Hacking (the good kind), scuba diving, dumpster-diving for obsolete hardware, anything that flies (from bees to the Space Shuttle), birdwatching, sending stuff into orbit and beyond.
Sweeping legal changes are afoot that could change the hobbyist airspace for years to come. Your input can make a difference.
CubeSats will soon be traveling beyond LEO, and are available in a new compact size. We check in with the people pushing the limits.
On April 5th, teams from around Colorado will try out their miniature Mars rovers in the Great Sand Dunes.
How to handle the child for whom disassembling their toys is more fun than actually playing with them.
SparkFun returns to the AIAA Small Satellite Conference with more people, more stuff, and export-controlled sombreros.
What did you do on your summer vacation? These students are launching experiments on government sounding rockets.
You've just finished your new project. Before you apply power, here are a few tips to keep the smoke in.
Mike and Pete take a road trip to an innovative aerospace conference to find out more about the final frontier for amateur spacecraft makers
Rock-climbing researchers use clever dataloggers to solve a migration mystery and help save a species.
Inexpensive sensors and storage are giving us the ability to record our lives, revisit the past, and sometimes solve mysteries.
Here's the list of parts you'll need to replicate the Elevator T…
Here are (almost) all the parts you need to make the [world-famo…