With this small gadget you will never miss a rocket launch. Place it on your monitor, desktop or a shelf, it will always show the time until liftoff!
The first version features an Arduino microcontroller and a 7-segment display built into a 3D printed 1:144 scale rocket model. Ethernet connectivity provides access to a database powered by nextrocket.space.
You can even personalize in your internet browser which space launches or other important events you want displayed and hidden buttons on the back side let you cycle through them and access other options.
Following designs will also offer WiFi connections with ESP8266, bigger displays and touchscreen controls.
Arduino Nano: The main part is a cheap Arduino Nano, with the existing libraries it can use the connected hardware easily. It will act as a HTTP server, so setting up which rockets you are interested in can be updated through a web browser.
Ethernet: The first version will use wired connection to download launch data. Using DHCP it can obtain an IP address automatically.
Display: 8-digit 7-segment LED display is exactly fit for displaying the countdown days, hours, minutes and seconds. Displaying it's IP address with it is also possible for fast setup.