Rocketry

Here you will find details about my amateur rocketry activities.

Rocketry Blog Entries

Unique Components for your Avionics Bay

The September / October issue of Sport Rocketry contained a article on making a Modular Avionics Bay (pg 35). The author used components by three small speciality companies that may prove useful in future high powered rockets: Rocket Junkies (rocketjunkies.com) machined the metal bulkheads (custom) and provided the ejection charge wells (off-the-shelf) for the drogue […]

Water Bottle Rockets

I never thought much about water bottle rockets until I viewed a YouTube video on their use in Shields Lab’s virtual summer camp. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Zqx5QCe5b41CcZeWL003g The camp uses Adafruit’s Circuit Playground Express for numerous coding projects and on day 5, the “launch” the CPEx as a flight recorder on a bottle rocket. Since many schools will […]

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