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Electronics of a hybrid rocket

The hybrid rocket Chimera is a project of the Loughborough Space Society. This hackster. io project shows insights into the electronics team.

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Electronics of a hybrid rocket

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Hardware components

Arduino Due
Arduino Due
Ground Control You can also buy it on the Arduino website: https://store.arduino.cc/arduino-due
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Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO
Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO
Launch Pad and Rocket You can also buy it on the Arduino website: https://store.arduino.cc/arduino-uno-rev3
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GPS receiver (generic)
Just choose any GPS module. We have a cheap one from ebay. It should be compatible for Arduino and have at least the pins: VCC, GND, RX (or RXD), TX (or TXD). PPS is not used, but doesn't harm. The chip on the module should be from ublox and it would be goot to have an integrated antenna. Example: https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/GPS-Satellite-Positioning-Module-for-Arduino-Stm32-C51-Replace-Neo-6m/17021522060?iid=142515109390
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Adafruit RFM95W LoRa Radio Transceiver Breakout - 868 or 915 MHz - RadioFruit
Either choose the 868/915 or 433 version. Make sure, which frequency is free in your country! You need three of them. One for the rocket, one for the launch pad and one for the ground control.
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Antenna (generic)
Use an antenna, that matches the frequency of the LoRa module. A single wire can also be used. Make sure to use the length specified for the frequency. When using an antenna, connectors might be necessary.
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Nice to have
Wires, LEDs, resistors, ... See if you can find some simple electronics kit. One or two boxes would be good.
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Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
You eventually need to solder pins to the modules/sensors.
Plier, Long Nose
Plier, Long Nose
Any pliers you have will be usefull.
Breadboard, 830 Tie Points
Breadboard, 830 Tie Points
You need 3 breadboards. Later you can create PCBs.

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