Gleison Storto
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Video/IMU From Model Rocket To Base-station GUI Via WiFi

Data is gathered from AltIMU-10 (IMU) and Raspicam (Video) by Raspberry Pi Zero W and transmitted via WiFi to a base-station GUI.

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Video/IMU From Model Rocket To Base-station GUI Via WiFi

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Model Rocket
Any rocket big enough to fit a RPi Zero should be enough. Be careful since most starter kits come with pretty small rockets, and it may be difficult to fit everything into it.
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Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless
Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless
Project should work with any Raspberry Pi. It seems to be unstable under peaks of acceleration, mine rebooted every single time.
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Camera Module
Raspberry Pi Camera Module
Adapter cable is necessary when working with the RPi Zero
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Raspberry Pi Zero Camera Adapter
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AltIMU-10 v5
Everything except the Altimeter should be compatible with previous versions.
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5V/1A+ regulator
Any 5V/1A+ should work. If lower than 1A, RPi may reboot during peaks of consumption.
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Battery
Any battery compatible with a regulator should work. The easiest for me was to use a 18650 Li-Ion battery with a phone charger regulator. It is probably a good idea to buy a lighter one, since 50g might be too much for a small rocket.
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Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

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Code

Main project repository

Contains all code linux-arm (RPi) and linux-x86 (base-station)

Credits

Gleison Storto

Gleison Storto

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