«The CanSat book» is a compendium written by NAROM together with Jens F. Dalsgaard Nielsen from Aalborg University (AAU) and Nils Kristian Rossing from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The CanSat shield used is developed by Jens F. Dalsgaard Nielsen and Simon Jensen from Aalborg University (AAU). CanSat is used actively by the Nordic ESERO prosject in teacher training courses and competitions.
The CanSat book is built up so that you can start from scratch and get a feeling of mastering the kit as you read through the pages. In the beginning we will describe how you can get your Arduino board and shield up and running, and also go through the primary mission.
We have described a primary mission and how to accomplish the goals.
In most competitions in Europe, you have a standard primary mission which is equal to all participants. The teams will also have to complete a secondary mission of their own choosing. This will only be touched slightly in this CanSat book.
In The CanSat Book three different CanSat kits are described:
- The AAU version 3 CanSat kit includes analogue sensors and is based on an Arduino Uno
- The AAU version 6.2 CanSat kit includes an analogue temperature sensor and a digital sensor package GY-91
- The NAROM 2018 CanSat kit is based on a Teensy 3.5 processor and includes an analogue temperature sensor and a digital sensor package GY-91
Read an introduction and more about the different CanSat versions and go to the book HERE.