Wednesday, June 25, 2008

MashRoc 1 Beta - Launch

View the beta launch attempt on YouTube.
Apologies in advance for the poor on-board video. When we tested it it was a sunny White City day and it looked ok. But the sun in Alexandra Palace park was a different much brighter sun which over exposed the video horribly. This is what I managed to salvage.


Originally uploaded by meeware1
This is the wireless camera that went up with MashRoc 1. It's very small and so doesn't have any focus or exposure controls. If we get another chance, we will wrap some Neutral Density Gel around the rocket covering the lens to cut out some light.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mashed 08

Off to Mashed '08 this weekend and more specifically MashRoc.

Somehow, and I never really know how I get involved with this stuff, I have become involved with Ant Millers rocket project. At some point on Sunday we are going to launch a rocket fitted with a wireless camera in the grounds of Alexandra Palace.,-4.064941&sspn=12.240319,25.883789&ie=UTF8&ll=51.597214,-0.116215&spn=0.006278,0.012639&z=16&iwloc=addr