Above: A mechanically actuated switch that records flight data upon experiencing a specified acceleration.
Top Image: Team members from left to right: Connor Adams, Andrew Marshall, Mitchell Cain, Brayden Cadwallader, Sean Wilcox, Max Brooks.
This project is a Flight Accelerometer Switch (FAS) that will act as the payload of an EggTosser rocket. The FAS operates as a mechanically actuated switch that, upon experiencing a specified acceleration, records flight data onto an on-board SD card. The FAS must be roughly the size and weight of a chicken egg to fit inside the nose cone.
Sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories