It has been roughly three months before the launch day when the first official meeting of the IGBS rocket team took place. Since our main electrician, Jakub Parez, felt strong dehydration due to the lack of beer in his system, the meeting had to be taken in the nearby tavern.
Jakub introduced his complex electronic concept of the main board to the rest of the team. The electronic board is going to be circa 150mm long and 35mm wide. The main components are the processor, module, accelerometer, gyroscope, and many others. GPS module is the heaviest and the largest component which is used to locate the rocket after its touchdown.
The next topic of our discussion considered the possibilities to visualize the data from the electronics. The decision to develop a python-driven application using the Kivy library has been made. Afterward, Adam, Jakub, and Tomáš discussed the intended functionality of the graphical user interface (GUI).
When the rest of the team, Patrik and Pavel, arrived at the meeting, the aspects of the rocket construction were discussed. The rocket is going to be assembled from several stages. The stages are going to be connected by Bayonet connections. The redesign of the stabilizers and engine sections has to be performed.
The die has been cast. The game is on. Now it is up to us to design, model, manufacture, and test our second rocket prototype. We are going to keep you in touch with our progress