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Plaster City Rocket Launch

Excursion:
The club will be departing from Cuyamaca College at 6:00 AM SHARP. You may meet at the school or drive to Plaster City, which is roughly 90 miles east of San Diego. A portion of the trip may involve off-road driving. Please be prepared.

Essentials:

GPS

Printed Directions, and Topographic Map

Waivers

Emergency Roadside Kit

Tow Straps

Gas, or gas money for the driver if you are carpooling

Car cell phone chargers, or solar cell phone charger

Power Inverter

Flashlights

Sleeping bags and tent for overnight stay

Food

Water

Rocket Design Components and Teams:

Mechanical Engineers Electrical Engineers

Motor:

Welding

Nozzle Attachments

Team Members: J.P. Montello, Cindy Burnette, Alan Kasaab, Ryan Omahen, Anthony Mayberry

Arduino Programming:

Develop software to assist with the launch

Determine how to mount the Arduino

Team Members: Jessica Swinney and Zach Tranby

Nozzle:

Evaluate alternate designs

Design using SolidWorks

Team Members: Joe and Zach Tranby

Parachute Design:

Determine appropriate material for chute

Design and sew as needed

Team Members: Karla Jorgensen-Ponce and Jessica Swinney

Fuselage:

Determine material

Design compartments

Team Members: Joe and Alan

Launch Pad:

Design a stable launch pad

Preferably fire proof

Team Members: Richard and Brendon

Hardware:

Find durable hardware

Team Members: Karla Jorgensen Ponce and Ryan Omahen

Ryan Omahen and Zach Tranby

Zach, Ryan, and Anthony

Jessica Swinney Programming the Arduino

Last Updated: 09/22/2014
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