We successfully launched the HAB payload and balloon in mid January. Everything went off without a hitch and we were able to track our balloon’s altitude, surrounding temperature, and most importantly its GPS location for several hours. We watched on our tracking gear as the balloon ascended to over 80 thousand feet in the air and traveled south-east toward Anatone,… Read more →
Well, we DID test it again! Our teacher took the transmitter out to the highest point of Peola Rd, west of Clarkston. Then drove out toward Waha, southeast of Lewiston. After reaching 21.5 miles, he lost line-of-sight as the road wound up the hill toward Waha. So, in short: An OUTSTANDING success! Consider: a 1/10watt transmitter sending digital signals to… Read more →
Having a payload to launch and a balloon to launch it with is all fine and good, but it’s not worth much if you have no way to recover your payload. We plan on being able to track our project using GPS trackers. We will hopefully be able to see the path it took and more importantly be able to… Read more →
When launching a balloon itś generally somewhat important to have something to make the balloon go up. In our case, that something is helium. When trying to find helium for our balloon launch, we went through quite the process. After calling multiple local gas companies, we realized that none of them have helium- in fact nobody has helium. There is… Read more →
The most recent project in the Maker Space has been our balloon project. The project has been a idea of ours for a while and we are pleased to be on track to launch some time soon. Or idea was to send a high altitude balloon to the edge of space where it will burst and release our capsule and… Read more →
Get the app here!! Instructions: Download the bt robot app to your phone (Android only… sorry to the Apple fanboys!) To install it, you will need to make sure your “settings” allow installing apps from “Unknown” sources (but don’t worry, Mr. Finkbeiner wrote the app… it wouldn’t contain anything sketchy, would it? He’ll let you see the source code… Read more →
Professional Photography Class! – Mondays 1:30-2:30. Chasing Sunlight Photography will be teaching a class in the makerspace! If you’re interested in learning professional photography skills, come to the makerspace from 1:30 to 2:30 every monday! You will have the opportunity to learn some really awesome photography techniques, including learning about aperture, ISO, exposure and much more. You will also be… Read more →
If you’ve already gone through the “What to Print” tutorial, you’re in the right place. If not, go find that tutorial before you use this one. Now you’re ready to actually print your file. You should be in Simplify 3D, with everything set up. In the lower left corner, click the button that says prepare to print Get the USB… Read more →
Before you start working with the printer, you have to have something to print! There are only a few rules about what you can print at school: you can not print weapons, or thing that look like weapons and you can not print things that are ‘gross’. You know what I mean by that, I know you do. As long as you… Read more →
This month’s theme is 3D printing! Being able to use a 3D printer is a really useful (and fun) skill, and the internet if full of awesome items to print out (like the ones below). The Asotin makerspace has a Craftbot XL printer that anyone can use if they know how, so if you’re interested printing out whatever your heart desires, come check out out our very first makerspace workshop!
Learn how to 3D print! Makerspace 3D Printing Workshop: Tuesday, September 18th during Middle School lunch / High School 4th hour & High School lunch
Come check it out!!!