During the International SpaceApps Challenge in Exeter the Product Research Studio focused on helping Jon Spooner, an aspirant astronaut from the Unlimited Space Agency, get a few steps closer to his adventure into space.
Last year at the SpaceApps Challenge the team made a mini version of Jon Spooner in the hope he could go up to space in an astronaut’s pocket. Unfortunately this was never realised. So to help mini Jon get a bit closer to space we decided to make him a rocket with an on-board computer to run some test flights monitoring his environment. jon’s new rocket was 3D printed and filled up with mini-Jon and a Texas Instruments CC2541 Sensor tag.