Blaze Sanders
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Death Star in Space

Let's launch the Sol System’s 1st 10 cm (3.93") fully operational and open source Death Star into space to celebrate Star Wars: Episode IX.

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Death Star in Space

Things used in this project

Hardware components

This Interface Board is a custom 4 layer printed circuit board (PCB) that routes power from a 8.1 Volt supercapacitor bank to 150 mW LASER diode(s) and 0.2 Am^2 magnetorquer rod(s). It also transfers data between a 1350 Hz IMU, a 640 x 480 computer vision (CV) camera, a 7 mbps Wi-Fi mesh network transceiver, and a 8 core microcontroller.

Software apps and online services

Parallax Propeller IDE

Hand tools and fabrication machines

3D Printer (generic)
3D Printer (generic)


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Custom parts and enclosures

Sketch Fab CAD

Open Source Onshape CAD will be fully released after the Kickstarter on May the 4th.


Open Source Upverter Hardware

Schematic and Bill of Materials (BOM)


DSiS GitHub

Code for firing LASERs in space


Blaze Sanders

Blaze Sanders

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Building @DeathStarSpace & CTO @ROBO_BEV. Past CTO @SpaceVR, R&D Lead @METAglasses, Robotics Engineer @GLXP, & Electrical Engineer @NASA