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!!!
Ignition!!!
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

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