CU Buffs baseball hat
Flew on a space shuttle mission with a certificate of authenticity.
Used for ASEN 2004 Vehicle Design and Performance lab, where students used engineering knowledge to design and build an optimized water bottle rocket. An award was given to the group that had the most accurate MATLAB predictions for its rocket’s performance. Student workers designed and built these boards completely in-house.
“The Silver bullet”
This water bottle rocket was named for its paint job and spin stabilization. It was designed by students attending a summer high school outreach program. The students successfully angled the fins so the bottle would spin during flight.
This physical rate gyro was created for the lab to the course ASEN 3200: Orbital Mechanics, Attitude Dynamics and Control. This box was created with a motor, springs, 3D-printed housing, and a battery box. (It takes two AA batteries . . . if those still exist in 2071).
Aluminum slotted tube used for ASEN 3112: Structures class to conduct a torsional test in which test specimens were placed into an Instron torsion machine. Then the torsional extensometer was placed onto the specimen to test open- and closed-wall theory of structural analysis.
Introductions to Flight is the cornerstone of our ASEN 2002 and 2004 courses.
Rolling Spider QuadCopter
Used for ASEN 3128 (Aircraft Dynamics). This class taught students the mathematics behind aircraft controls. The rolling spiders were used to demonstrate concepts including proportional derivative (PD) controllers and flight stability. Students would design their own PD gains and implement them on the rolling spider.