Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Malaysia Day Rocketry Workshop

We held a Rocketry Workshop in Rebung yesterday in conjunction with Malaysia Day 2012. The one-day workshop with the objective of injecting interest of aerospace science to school children by making it "easy and fun" was sponsored by 1Malaysia Development Berhad as part of their Dana Belia 1Malaysia CSR initiative. The workshop was the first in a series of 9 workshops that will span across Malaysia to bring rocketry science to students from urban to rural schools targeting the 9-14 age group. Each student had to figure out how to mix the chemicals followed by building the fuselage before designing a software to measure the thrust vector of their home-grown rockets. A talk on the Angkasawan programme was also given to the kids to educate them on what it takes to be Malaysia's next space explorer. In the end, the task of igniting their rockets was the highlight of the workshop. Everyone had fun in the end, making it a memorable Malaysia Day for the youngsters and also for all of us from AAM. Hope you enjoyed yourselves and looking forward to the next workshop that will be held in Ipoh next month...Thank you

First task: How do I measure the chemicals?

Did you get your ratio right?

Getting the solid fuel into the fuselage

Compressing the solid fuel
Helping build the ignition system
Developing the C++ programming to measure the thrust vector

Getting ready for launch!!!
With Mr. Tham from 1MDB...Thank you Dana Belia 1Malaysia!!!!
Our special guest... Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar
Thank you and hope to see everyone in Ipoh

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Rocketry Workshop 16th September 2012

Are you Malaysia's next Rocket Scientist? Here is your chance to prove it!!! In conjunction with the 49th Malaysia Day celebration, AAM will be conducting a One-Day Rocketry Workshop (Solid Fuel) in Rebung, KL on the 16th of September 2012 from 10am to 4pm. We are offering 5 slots to the general public aged between 8-10 years old only. Please send us a short and creative e-mail to mfaiz@angkasawan.org.my explaining why you are Malaysia's next Rocket Scientist in 50 words or less. The closing date is on the 13th of September at 11pm and the winners will be announced on the following day. All winners must bring along your own personal computer/laptop/netbook to our workshop for the C programming session that will measure the thrust vector of your rockets. So do hurry as we are looking forward to hearing from you. Kindly submit your name, address and birth date along with your e-mail. Thank you.

Tentative Workshop Schedule
10.00 am - 10.30 am           Rocketry Basic & Fuel
10.30 am - 12.00 pm           Developing Solid Fuel
12.00 pm - 01.00 pm           Lunch
01.00 pm - 02.00 pm           Rocket Software Development
02.00 pm - 03.30 pm           Rocket Ignition & Thrust Measuring
03.30 pm - 03.50 pm           Space Talk by Captain M.Faiz Kamaludin
03.50 pm – 04.00 pm          Certificate Ceremony 

Venue: Restoran Rebung
No. 2 Lorong Maarof,
Taman Bangsar, 
59000 Kuala Lumpur, 
Kuala Lumpur.