Entry #3: Fixing the tower launcher

A project log for Raspberry Pi Zero rocket camera

A budget action camera made with a Raspberry Pi and a Rockit flight computer to shoot 1080p video from a water rocket.

danielDaniel 09/25/2023 at 09:200 Comments

Last Friday (September 22) I participated in a science workshop with high school students. The students build their own water rockets and this was a perfect opportunity to test the tower launcher.

Back on June 15 the Hyperion I rocket got stuck multiple times in the tower launcher because the guiding rods narrowed at the end of the launcher. I have solved that with a triangle made of aluminium profiles and 3D-printed corners (see image). To see the launcher in action, check the video from Friday's launches here.