March 14, 2013 AT 11:00 am

DIY Rocket Competition #3dthursday

DIY Rocket Competition

DIYROCKETS and Sunglass.io challenge you to collaboratively design an Open Source 3D printed rocket engine that could carry nano-satellites into space! Via MAKE:

​THE CHALLENGE
​Over the last few years multiple companies, institutions and individuals have started building nano-satellites and other small satellites. These little satellites are packed with electronics and range from the size of a computer chip to a smart phone to a pumpkin. With their communication and research capabilities, they have multiple applications working individually or in coordination with one another. But, with the high cost of earth to space transport, how in the world are they going to get up into space?

We challenge YOU to design a 3D printed rocket engine that could become part of a propulsion system and vehicle to carry nano-satellites into space….

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