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Compete in “Print the Future” for a Chance to 3D Print Your Item in Space

Compete in “Print the Future” for a Chance to 3D Print Your Item in Space

Your project could be printed aboard the ISS

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These “Balloongineers” Floated to 31km for the Global Space Ballooning Challenge

These “Balloongineers” Floated to 31km for the Global Space Ballooning Challenge

The Balloongineers had quite the adventure sending up and recovering their high altitude balloon for the Global Space Ballooning Challenge.

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Hobby Rocketeers Build Amazing Upsized Estes Gyroc

Hobby Rocketeers Build Amazing Upsized Estes Gyroc

A group of Florida hobbyists have created a monstrous version of the classic Estes Gyroc. But will it fly?

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5 Ham Radio Projects with Diana Eng

Here are five great ham radio projects from the Make: archive.

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Fantastic 3-mile High Rocket Flight Captured with Raspberry Pi Camera

Fantastic 3-mile High Rocket Flight Captured with Raspberry Pi Camera

This Portland State Aerospace Society’s (PSAS) L-12 launch in mid-July is beautiful and impressive. PSAS is a student-based open source rocketry group out of Portland State University. They make all of their design files, flight data, documentation, launch procedures, etc. available on GitHub. PSAS has a history of pushing the envelope in amateur rocketry and […]

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3D Printable Robotic Telescope You Can Build

When I was a teen, I did an astronomy (and archeology) summer camp one year. As part of it, we got to spend some nights operating the telescope in the teacher’s backyard observatory. He had turned a Sears metal garden shed into an impressive little observatory, complete with a motorized roof that opened to raise […]

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