Re: [PSAS] PSAS at Make:PDX tomorrow?

2009-06-19 Thread Nathan Bergey
Yeah, I can meet you there. I've wanted another look at that place anyway. -Nathan On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 1:45 PM, M. Websterma...@psas.pdx.edu wrote: Folks, Anyone game to head out to TechShop tomorrow at 3pm and chat up PSAS for a group of DIY folks at MakePDX? --Maria

[PSAS] Videos are Posted

2010-07-03 Thread Nathan Bergey
All the launch videos (that I know of) are now posted on the wiki on our launch page! (shift refresh if you don't see them) http://psas.pdx.edu/lv2c_launchdata-2010-06-27/#index4h2 http://psas.pdx.edu/lv2c_launchdata-2010-06-27/#index4h2Before everyone starts complaining about video formats and

Re: [PSAS] Trimmed in-flight video

2010-07-03 Thread Nathan Bergey
Again, I can't recommend VLC http://www.videolan.org/ enough. It's open source and just works™. Also here is the video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKw75YMiLA0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKw75YMiLA0 On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 11:20 AM, Frank Mathew fpmat...@comcast.net wrote:

Re: [PSAS] Sony-sponsored student rocket project

2010-08-02 Thread Nathan Bergey
Only 2 of the 3 motors lit so it went sideways. I'm guessing the success part was because the second stage lit and they got some good video. Speaking of which, be sure the check out the high speed launch footage, 2000 fps 1080 HD camera!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8DPo5qOGQg

Re: [PSAS] Sony-sponsored student rocket project

2010-08-04 Thread Nathan Bergey
Yes, and many larger, clustered rockets do this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Solid_Rocket_Booster#Hold-down_posts http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Solid_Rocket_Booster#Hold-down_postsIt is more impractical for small rockets because, where you might loose a tenths of a

Re: [PSAS] Videos are Posted

2010-08-06 Thread Nathan Bergey
Awesome! Thanks. On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 1:37 PM, Alan Shea Anderson-Priddy a...@pdx.eduwrote: Go for it. Also, here's the file up on sendspace if anyone wants it. http://www.sendspace.com/file/ma4a5i On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 1:28 PM, Nathan Bergey nathan.ber...@gmail.com wrote: Nice work

[PSAS] Some interesting news

2010-08-10 Thread Nathan Bergey
I have come across a couple of very interesting things in the last couple days. 1.) There is a guy working on the N-Prize (previously discussed prize to get a nano-sat to orbit) and he has a long discussion on what the size and mass of a tiny orbital rocket.

Re: [PSAS] Another rocket project

2010-08-23 Thread Nathan Bergey
and in fact are using their home built submarine to tow the sea-launch platform. Too much cool stuff. I've been watching this group for a while now. The launch should be interesting regardless of what happens. On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 12:59 PM, Ian Osgood i...@quirkster.com wrote: Yeah, that is

Re: [PSAS] MCECS BBQ - volunteers?

2010-09-20 Thread Nathan Bergey
Could you tell us in two sentences what the MCECS BBQ is? Also where it is? Regardless, I can likely come by any time and help. I have a laptop, pictures, and videos. On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 1:22 PM, Jeremy Booth jboo...@gmail.com wrote: PSAS has been invited to attend the Annual MCECS BBQ

Re: [PSAS] GPS programs for phones

2010-10-16 Thread Nathan Bergey
Well im standing there right now and my service is fine, so is Rob's. Verizon and ATT respectivly. On Oct 16, 2010 4:04 PM, ~Me ctr...@gmail.com wrote: I'm basing the service based on last year standing in the trailer and uwsing al three providers for data connections to access th internet. They

Re: [PSAS] Ground-based video for LV2 flight Oct. 17, 2010?

2010-11-15 Thread Nathan Bergey
Oops, I replied to Frank only and not the list, so to reiterate all data and video should go on the launch data page. If you have raw stuff you can upload it as an attachment. For the advanced user there are already some folders under that page for putting stuff in directly with git. On Nov 15,

[PSAS] Masten Summer Intern

2011-01-27 Thread Nathan Bergey
Hi Students: I just noticed the Masten Space Systems in Mojave CA has an opening for a summer intern. http://masten-space.com/opencats/careers/index.php?m=careersp=showJobID=6 The application is due Midnight on Sunday (the 30th) so you would have to hurry, but it might be worth a shot (applying

Re: [PSAS] youtube page

2011-02-16 Thread Nathan Bergey
Fixed. On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 6:02 PM, Jeremy Booth jboo...@gmail.com wrote: I've been finding that directing outside folks to our youtube page seems get them pretty excited about the project. It looks like sometime recently some videos were switched around, and now our main video On Board

Re: [PSAS] youtube page

2011-02-17 Thread Nathan Bergey
=FzB2ONMIjlI On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 10:04 PM, I kirk...@pdx.edu wrote: If the intent is to increase traffic, can we add some keywords like 'high power amateur rocketry' to the videos? I think we'd get a lot more hits. Quoting Nathan Bergey nathan.ber...@gmail.com: Fixed. On Wed, Feb

Re: [PSAS] project mgmt

2011-02-23 Thread Nathan Bergey
I think this is a great idea and I can help. I've been looking at some free hosted suites but I'm not in love with any of them. But I have used redmine once. It seemed nice. On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Benjamin Kaplin ben...@gmail.com wrote: I am interested in getting us onto a project

[PSAS] $5000 prize for 100,000 foot flight

2011-02-28 Thread Nathan Bergey
FYI http://www.rocketryplanet.com/index.php?option=com_contenttask=viewid=3542Itemid=29 100,000 ft is not even space, only a mere 30 km. Note the requirement of having GPS. Something we should already know how to do. ___ psas-team mailing list

Re: [PSAS] $5000 prize for 100,000 foot flight

2011-02-28 Thread Nathan Bergey
getting on the aRocket list now. Super annoying that it's closed. -Nathan On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 12:05 PM, Jamey Sharp ja...@minilop.net wrote: On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 9:57 AM, Nathan Bergey nat...@psas.pdx.edu wrote: http://www.rocketryplanet.com/index.php?option=com_contenttask=viewid

Re: [PSAS] $5000 prize for 100,000 foot flight

2011-02-28 Thread Nathan Bergey
, Keith Packard kei...@keithp.com wrote: On Mon, 28 Feb 2011 13:53:51 -0800, Nathan Bergey nat...@psas.pdx.edu wrote: Yes, I think the main goal is to get people to think about GPS on rockets. Even if we don't make an attempt this should be fun to watch. More (selfishly) importantly I've

Re: [PSAS] $5000 prize for 100,000 foot flight

2011-02-28 Thread Nathan Bergey
Hey, now that you mention it, we *do* have the code and public data sources to simulate down to the correlator level if we want to. :-) Ha, no cheating! Too bad we don't have the time or money to do this though because it would be a fun project. 100,000 feet is a pretty number. Maybe when I

Re: [PSAS] meeting tonight, including geometry/physics discussion

2011-03-01 Thread Nathan Bergey
I guess you can't wait a week for me to get back? Would be very interested in the quaternions info. Also I might be able to help a little with the kenimatics - I'm sure Dan has it covered though. l sneaked into a suborbital research conference today. At least for the time being everyone is

Re: [PSAS] meeting tonight, including geometry/physics discussion

2011-03-01 Thread Nathan Bergey
of their needs? I hope you are passing out plenty of PSAS cards! Ian On Mar 1, 2011, at 10:28 AM, Nathan Bergey wrote: I guess you can't wait a week for me to get back? Would be very interested in the quaternions info... ___ psas-team mailing list psas-t

Re: [PSAS] meeting tonight, including geometry/physics discussion

2011-03-01 Thread Nathan Bergey
dwell time, etc) that these suborbital folks are desiring? Would our rocket meet any of their needs? I hope you are passing out plenty of PSAS cards! Ian On Mar 1, 2011, at 10:28 AM, Nathan Bergey wrote: I guess you can't wait a week for me to get back? Would be very interested

Re: [PSAS] rocket science session summary

2011-03-02 Thread Nathan Bergey
Thanks Jamey. Now I'm going to call it rocket science Sure, we even have a rocket science page on the wikihttp://psas.pdx.edu/RocketScience/. If we keep writing up good content it might even be worthy of the side bar. After all it's integral to the mission to understand the underlying maths and

Re: [PSAS] optimal trajectory dynamics

2011-03-09 Thread Nathan Bergey
and sharing giant 1960s papers on the subject that were written using typewriters. (Nathan, if those papers are available publicly, could you post links please?) All 17 volumes are here:

Re: [PSAS] optimal trajectory dynamics

2011-03-16 Thread Nathan Bergey
at 1:26 PM, Nathan Bergey nathan.ber...@gmail.comwrote: and sharing giant 1960s papers on the subject that were written using typewriters. (Nathan, if those papers are available publicly, could you post links please?) All 17 volumes are here: http://naca.larc.nasa.gov/search.jsp?N=0Ntk

[PSAS] Oregonian Article

2011-04-29 Thread Nathan Bergey
Hi all, Thanks to everyone who took time to talk to the reporter who came by a couple of weeks ago. The article is now posted online, and should be in the (physical) paper tomorrow. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/04/the_portland_state_aerospace_s.html -Nathan

[PSAS] Launch Date

2011-05-06 Thread Nathan Bergey
Hi All, Last week we talked about trying to launch mid July in Brothers. To summarize: We would love to launch again soon. We are not ready to fly a 6DOF rocket yet, but we are desperate to finally fly the flight computer with the GFEs and sensors and new patch antennas/802.11a. We also want to

Re: [PSAS] Launch Date

2011-05-06 Thread Nathan Bergey
We don't think we have enough time to build the patch antennas and test the flight computer stack for June. I don't think we can use the google calendar but if you want you can update this page on the wiki with your conflicts: http://psas.pdx.edu/news/2011-05-03/ I'm adding a header for it now.

[PSAS] Trackmaster Update

2011-05-26 Thread Nathan Bergey
Some cool news from the last meeting: on Tuesday Jared shared his progress on a motorized antenna tracker. He's been working on it all this term and has posted his work on google code: http://code.google.com/p/2-axis-trackmaster-psas/ There is code and video on the site, notably this nice video

[PSAS] Jeff Greason: A Settlement Strategy for NASA

2011-06-04 Thread Nathan Bergey
In a bit of space news that takes longer than a few minutes to watch: A week-ish ago at the 2011 NSS International Space Development Conference the president of XCOR Aerospace, Jeff Greason, gave a keynote that has the rest of the space world talking. It's a 45 minutes long discussion on

Re: [PSAS] simple three-axis Kalman filter

2011-06-08 Thread Nathan Bergey
Sorry, we have slightly non-obvious git url's This should work: $ git clone git://git.psas.pdx.edu/git/filters Also we have a wiki page with some PSAS specific git stuff on it: http://psas.pdx.edu/git/ -Nathan On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 1:40 PM, W Isaac Carroll icarr...@pobox.com wrote: On

[PSAS] Shuttle Launch Party

2011-07-07 Thread Nathan Bergey
I was hoping that a few people might want to get together to watch the* very last shuttle launch ever* live on screen somewhere. This is a pretty historic event for rocketry and for humans in general. Unfortunately it's going to be early in the morning here. The target launch time is 8:21:46 am

Re: [PSAS] Shuttle Launch Party

2011-07-07 Thread Nathan Bergey
That would be awesome! Lets aim for 7:00. Right now the weather is looking really bad, so don't get _too_ excited. But NASA won't scrub for weather until T-5 minutes so unless it's looks absolutely abysmal I plan to be up and watching early tomorrow morning. -N On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 9:40 AM,

Re: [PSAS] Shuttle Launch Party

2011-07-07 Thread Nathan Bergey
to be somewhere at 7:00 AM??? Nathan, you do realize that's BEFORE noon right? -Original Message- From: Jennifer Hanni Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 9:50 AM To: Nathan Bergey Cc: psas-team@lists.psas.pdx.edu Subject: Re: [PSAS] Shuttle Launch Party 7:00 it shall be! On Thu, Jul 7, 2011

[PSAS] Rocket Launch This Weekend!

2011-07-27 Thread Nathan Bergey
The Portland State Aerospace Society (http://psas.pdx.edu/) is pleased to announce that we are on target for a Sunday July 31st launch of our rocket, 'Launch Vehicle No. 2.3', outside of Brothers, Oregon. This will be the fourth launch on this airframe, flying on an CTI N2850 motor. This should

[PSAS] Learn about PSU's ISS downlink next Tuesday!

2011-08-03 Thread Nathan Bergey
Will Blackmore is going to be at out next meeting (Tuesday August 9th, 7:00pm) to talk about his experiments on the International Space Station and the direct link he has with the ISS! Some of us walked past the room the other week and saw all the stuff on the screens, now is our chance to ask

[PSAS] SpaceX Hiring Software Engineers

2011-08-15 Thread Nathan Bergey
FYI: http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=jobId=1865689trk=jobs_share *The Department *Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) - Our EIS Software Team has been tasked with developing a custom suite of internal applications critical to the design and production of our Falcon Rockets and Dragon

[PSAS] Portland Monthly Article

2011-11-23 Thread Nathan Bergey
Hi all, As many of you know we've talked to Portland Monthly magazine over the last few months and the resulting article Mile High Club is out in their December issue. It's been mailed to subscribers but it's yet to hit the newsstands and the web. Luckily Theo had a copy and was kind enough to

Re: [PSAS] Portland Monthly Article

2011-11-23 Thread Nathan Bergey
Okay, I hope everyone had a chance to read it! Since we really can't distribute the article I'm pulling it down now. There will be a link when it becomes officially available online through Portland Monthly. -Nathan ___ psas-team mailing list

Re: [PSAS] Portland Monthly Article

2011-11-25 Thread Nathan Bergey
On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 10:00 AM, Frank Mathew fpmat...@comcast.net wrote: BTW,  The December issue is now in stores.  I picked one up yesterday at Fred's. Frank Thanks for the heads up! They've also now posted the article online:

[PSAS] Nano/Microsatellite Launch Demand Assessment

2011-12-02 Thread Nathan Bergey
From the internetz: A small aerospace consulting company SpaceWorks released a small satellite launch demand projection. Who knows how accurate it is, but regardless it's interesting and has good information about the history of small satellite launches and lots of graphs.

Re: [PSAS] Meeting tomorrow (1/10/2012)?

2012-01-09 Thread Nathan Bergey
Is there a meeting tomorrow.  If so, where will it be.  A few posts ago somebody mentioned a pub.  ??? We resumed normal meetings (7:00 in 86-01) last week, so yes, we'll be there tomorrow. Around Christmas a few of us met up at a pub on Tuesday because there weren't enough people around for a

[PSAS] Rose City Astronomer Talk on Monday

2012-03-16 Thread Nathan Bergey
Hi all, I mentioned this at the last meeting, but if anyone is interested I'm giving the standard who we are PSAS talk on Monday at 7:30 at OMSI for the Rose City Astronomers. If you're at all interested in astronomy this might be a good chance to meet some other amateur astronomers in Portland

[PSAS] Tuesday's This Week in Space

2012-03-21 Thread Nathan Bergey
I'm going to experiment with posting all the links from the my space news intro to the mailing list both for people who missed it or want to revisit and as a list heartbeat -- it's awful quiet here sometimes. ::taps mic:: *The Fraser River* A satellite view of Vancouver BC and the mouth of the

[PSAS] One More Thing

2012-03-21 Thread Nathan Bergey
Oh, and don't forget to check out videos of Rocket Tracks in motion!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyvEewW9BY8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zq6WWZiP7A http://psas.pdx.edu/trackmaster3000 ___ psas-team mailing list psas-team@lists.psas.pdx.edu

[PSAS] Space Links

2012-03-28 Thread Nathan Bergey
This weeks space news: Stars on Earth? Don Pettit's (ISS) photos of off shore oil rigs looking like a constellation of stars, but on Earth http://blogs.airspacemag.com/pettit/2012/03/14/mar-del-fuego/ ATV Launch to ISS ESA's Automated Transfer Vehicle -- a large cargo ship for the space

[PSAS] Fwd: PSAS + Open Source Bridge

2012-04-03 Thread Nathan Bergey
more below -- Forwarded message -- From: Igal Koshevoy i...@pragmaticraft.com Date: Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 5:13 PM Subject: PSAS + Open Source Bridge To: Nathan Bergey nathan.ber...@gmail.com Nathan, We're holding the fourth Open Source Bridge conference this year, June 26–29

[PSAS] This Week's Space News

2012-04-04 Thread Nathan Bergey
From last night: *Ocean Currents Visualization http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xusdWPuWAoU *Jeff Bezos' Recovery Efforts of Apollo 11's Engines http://www.bezosexpeditions.com/engine-recovery.html *ATV' arrival at ISS

[PSAS] Space News

2012-04-12 Thread Nathan Bergey
Almost forgot this week! *1 billion stars in one image!* Massive, 150,000 megapixel compost infrared image of the galactic plane! Over 1 billion stars are in the full size image, which is only 1% of the stars in our galaxy.

Re: [PSAS] PSAS room announcement and meeting

2012-04-12 Thread Nathan Bergey
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 1:44 PM, Andrew Greenberg and...@psas.pdx.edu wrote: Hi everyone! Although it may not yet be totally official, it *looks* like we have our first true PSAS room at PSU. It's room FAB 84-16, which is a medium sized locked room in the Innovation Lab (FAB 84). Although FAB

[PSAS] Monthly Intro Tomorrow Night at 6:00

2012-04-30 Thread Nathan Bergey
Once again it's the first Tuesday of the month and I'll be doing an into session at 6:00 pm. Almost by definition if your reading this you already know what we're all about. But if you're a newer member and haven't ever really heard the story of PSAS or still not sure what the overall vision is,

[PSAS] Space Roundup for May 16, 2012

2012-05-16 Thread Nathan Bergey
*Partial Solar Eclipse This Sunday Evening!* Sunday May 20th. For Portland, the eclipse gets underway at 5:04 p.m. when the Moon makes first contact with the Sun. The maximum eclipse accords at 6:21 p.m. when the Moon covers 81 percent of the Sun's diameter at 25 degrees above the western

[PSAS] Space News for June 19, 2012

2012-06-19 Thread Nathan Bergey
* Super Draco engine fire SpaceX's launch escape and landing motor being tested in Texas https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/214831794103664640/photo/1/large * CS capsule tests Copenhagen Suborbitals is making progress with their capsule spacecraft, now officially named Betty Page. Separation

[PSAS] Launch This Summer: June 2nd

2013-02-16 Thread Nathan Bergey
Attention all rocketeers Oregon Rocketry has announced their Brothers launch dates for this year! The early one (in May) is too soon and doesn't fit well with our schedule. So we have picked to very next one: June 2nd, 2013 as our scheduled launch day! If you can, clear that weekend on

[PSAS] Moving to github

2013-02-21 Thread Nathan Bergey
Hi all, I've been thinking for a while that we should move most or all of our git repos to github.com. I have a few reasons for this: 1.) Currently we actually have to do work to manage gitweb and user keys, etc. Not much work I guess, but why do something that someone else already offers as a

[PSAS] PSAS now on github!

2013-02-23 Thread Nathan Bergey
Hi all, I'm most of the way through migrating all of our git repos to github! Check it out: https://github.com/psas/ As soon as you can please update your remote urls! ## Help: First off, you have to create a github account, if you don't have one. https://github.com/signup/free In your

[PSAS] Raising the Launch Tower Tomorrow

2013-06-07 Thread Nathan Bergey
Hi all, We need 4 to 5 people to come out to Dave's house tomorrow and help get the launch tower up and ready for testing. I'm willing to go, but I need a ride from someone. Please let us know if you can make it! Dave: What time is good for you? -Nathan PS If you don't have Dave's address

Re: [PSAS] Raising the Launch Tower Tomorrow

2013-06-08 Thread Nathan Bergey
pick you up, just send me your address. On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 7:20 PM, Dave Camarillo dave.camari...@gmail.comwrote: Noon or later works best for me... On Jun 7, 2013 6:27 PM, Nathan Bergey nat...@psas.pdx.edu wrote: Hi all, We need 4 to 5 people to come out to Dave's house tomorrow

[PSAS] Roll Control Win

2013-06-26 Thread Nathan Bergey
Great news! After an epic hack session last night, in the wee hours of the morning we successfully demonstrated a running control loop on the new flight computer framework. The full data path of all critical systems has now been shown to work in theory. It remains to be decided what exactly will

[PSAS] Packing for Launch

2013-06-28 Thread Nathan Bergey
We're nearly all packed and ready to leave tomorrow morning!! If anyone is coming and not on the invite list, let me know as soon as possible. For those coming: most of us are meeting at Dave's house at 8:00 am to start the convoy. You don't have convoy with us, you can just show up at the

[PSAS] Successful Launch AKA Party Time

2013-07-01 Thread Nathan Bergey
Yay!! If you weren't there, or haven't heard, the launch yesterday was a success! We came straight off the pad and all the recovery systems worked perfectly. We got back 100% of the rocket with no obvious damage. We did get some packets from the flight computer to the ground in flight with data

[PSAS] Couple of cool videos

2013-11-12 Thread Nathan Bergey
From tonight's space news, here are a couple of neat, informative videos that people might be interested in watching: ESA's explanation of the Soyuz landing sequence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l7MM9yoxII And if you're interested in the capsule aerodynamics for the entry control here is

[PSAS] Official Launch Date: July 20th

2014-06-02 Thread Nathan Bergey
Hi All, If you weren't sure, or perhaps forgot, our target launch date for Launch 11 is *Sunday July 20th.* As always things might change at the least minute, but we're really going for this weekend. If you've never been to a launch before what usually happens is we prepare and pack through the

Re: [PSAS] Launch site repeater information (2 meter)

2014-07-16 Thread Nathan Bergey
Thanks! And to clarify, these are potentially busy public repeaters, *not* what we will be using for launch coordination. However, we've got all weekend so some HAM people might be interested in working them for fun, and with the very large range it might be useful for the convoy or people

[PSAS] Github Access

2014-07-29 Thread Nathan Bergey
Just a reminder that if anyone doesn't have push access to psas repo's on github just email me your github user account name! (don't have one??? It's easy! https://github.com/join ) Totally lost? Check out all the guides and docs on github's site! https://guides.github.com/

Re: [PSAS] [psas-avionics] GPS Study Group

2014-08-12 Thread Nathan Bergey
I just quietly released a PSAS blog. We could add a 'GPS' category and put minutes there. By far the most useful thing would be links to resources looked at during the lesson. Besides that it could just be a couple of sentences, e.g., Tonight we talked about Costas loops, look at this paper

[PSAS] New Rocket Room

2014-08-15 Thread Nathan Bergey
Thanks to everyone that helped move the rocket stuff. As of now Lab 84 is closed and under construction. We have a bunch of old stuff in storage in a back room and, I hope, all of the actively used stuff and rocket cart, etc are in FAB 70-07 which is in the back of suite 70 behind the, uh,

[PSAS] Meeting in FAB 150 Tonight

2014-09-02 Thread Nathan Bergey
Hi all, Since Lab 84 is under construction, and CS has an event tonight in 86-01, we're going to meet in FAB 150 (On the ground floor next to the ECE offices; North end of FAB, not EB) 6:00 pm is an intro meeting for anyone new or completely unfamiliar with the group. 7:00 pm is the normal

[PSAS] Reminder: GPS Study Group

2014-09-23 Thread Nathan Bergey
Hi! We're meeting, we *hope* in 86-01. Andrew and I still can't get in, so look for us at the bottom of the EB stairwell if 86-01 is locked. Regular meeting after this at 7:00! -Nathan ___ psas-team mailing list psas-team@lists.psas.pdx.edu

[PSAS] Reminder! This Sunday: Carbon Fiber Class!

2014-10-03 Thread Nathan Bergey
This Sunday we're all meeting in EB 480 at noon to officially learn the carbon fiber process! It's going to be really fun and very important for the future of the group! You should all come by if you're interested in rocket hardware and the new airframe. Most of the capstone people have left to

[PSAS] Reminder: Special Guest Tuseday Night

2014-11-10 Thread Nathan Bergey
Tomorrow night we have a special guest speaker for our meeting! Dr. Cameron Smith, who for the last several years has been involved with building home-made space suites will be here to talk about his possibly crazy work: http://pacificspaceflight.com/ Technically the university is closed, so

Re: [PSAS] FW: Congratulations! You qualified as a Finalist in the Intel NUC Challenge!

2015-03-02 Thread Nathan Bergey
Cool. I asked Julie if she actually has them yet. I'll get it if she does and bring it the next PSAS meeting. Then we can see if we can get anything installed on it :) Thanks Philip -Nathan On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 12:23 PM, Philip Arola philipar...@hotmail.com wrote: Looks like the

[PSAS] [OT] Fun PID Toy

2015-05-13 Thread Nathan Bergey
Mildly off-topic: Here is a really fun PID (type of control system) toy that anyone interested in controls should play with: http://nikital.github.io/pid/ Click anywhere in the window and the dark brown circle will use thrusters to move to that spot. Adjust kp, ki, and kd constants and see how

[PSAS] Meeting Tonight Moved To FAB 150

2015-07-28 Thread Nathan Bergey
Hi, Due to a schedule conflict with a CS program we can't use our usual room (86-01) tonight, instead we'll be in FAB-150 (upstairs near the North end of the building). Also we'll start a little late, there is a class in 150 until 7:05. -Nathan ___

Re: [PSAS] File formats to work with for simple 3D modeling

2015-08-13 Thread Nathan Bergey
I think the best thing in the open world right this second is probably FreeCAD. It has a fair amount of file format support. And is slowly getting better as a program. -Nathan On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 6:14 PM, Aaron Baker bitmapve...@gmail.com wrote: Related question: does anyone know Prof.

Re: [PSAS] Air Force Research Labs Grant - how you can help

2015-10-15 Thread Nathan Bergey
On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 11:12 AM, Chuck Vose wrote: > Nathan, > > Can we dedicate some Tuesday time to making sure that this happens? Sure, should we put it on the official agenda (and on the calendar) as "Grant Discussion Time"? -Nathan

Re: [PSAS] Gorgeous 360 video from Launch 12 posted!!

2016-06-13 Thread Nathan Bergey
Also cool, I got Sketchfab to work. I converted the Solidworks CAD of the camera module. Now you can view the CAD right in the webpage! Fullscreen, look around, and it also supports VR. http://psas.pdx.edu/projects/360-camera/#d-model hashtag vr-all-the-things. -Nathan On Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Re: [PSAS] ADIS data format questions

2016-05-31 Thread Nathan Bergey
All the message packing unpacking and unit conversion should be handled by the psas_packet project. I was working on a branch that included much nicer documentation, but it never got very far. You can see in the code itself that each field has a units:

Re: [PSAS] JAXA SS-250-4 launch in T-2:45!!

2017-01-10 Thread Nathan Bergey
I'm hearing upper level winds too high On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 4:49 PM, Jeremy Louke wrote: > Boo, launch scrubbed... can anyone confirm it was weather related? > > On Jan 10, 2017 12:09 PM, "Andrew Greenberg" wrote: >> >> Hi everyone! >> >> Ian just pointed