Arduino Based Rocket Data Recording Device

Dec 14th, 2019 | by: Nolan Sneed
Category: Electronics Basic Circuits
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I made a telemetry unit to go on board of a large model rocket that I built! The unit itself was built on a teensy board which uses the arduino IDE and language but was a little more powerful. The data was recorded on the rocket and then sent to my MacBook real time so I could see the data while it was in the air! Here's some of the specs of the rocket:

 - Height: About 7.5 ft (2.3 Meters)
 - Max Altitude: 2705 ft (825 Meters)
 - Max Speed: 342 mph (550 kph)

Sensors Used:

 - Microcontroller: Teensy++ 2.0
 - Air Pressure (Altitude): BME680
 - +/- 3 g Accelerometer: ADXL335
- +/- 200g Accelerometer: ADXL377
- 3 Axis Gyroscope: L3GD20
- GPS: Ublox SAM-M8Q


Here are some photos of the telemetry unit and schematic as well as a photo and video from launch day! My apologies for the messy schematic! It was my first time using fritzing and it's also semi-complicated! There is also a buzzer on the real unit that I did not include in the schematic.

I think the video isn't working for some reason but here's a link as well!

Completed Telemetry Unit
Setting up on Launch Day!



    about 4 years ago

    Wow this is a super cool project

    Nolan Sneed

    about 4 years ago

    Thank you! It was very exciting when I got to launch it and everything worked!

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