Following on from our hugely successful rLab telmetry course we are pleased to announce that today is the launch of Superman into space. Originally devised by RS DesignSpark (<-great background on the DesignSpark blog about the project) and Mattell, Richard Ibboston of rLab has developed some tracking boards to track both the capsule and Superman himself as they reach for the stars. David Price helped with the boards and software, with Alex Gibson designing and printing parts for the capsule. The capsule itself was designed and built by Jude Pullen.
You can track his progress by watching Kalel, Lois, OLSEN, LEX and CLARK.
From the launch site:
From the chase car:
Superman is being sent to space with electronic boards designed at rLab and that’s what you’ll be able to see a live feed from using the details below.
the latter has a Superman logo for the Kalel payload which is transmitting on 434.420MHZ
This weekend we had a great intro into welding with Ian. We had a great one on one mini intro to safety, types of welding, concepts and some hands on fun! Now time to practice, practice!!
Made from a piece of recycled aluminium machine waste, Gavin put together this great looking retro solder lamp. He promises a full write up soon