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CANSAT Ireland 2018

During our transition year our team of six students Jamie McNulty, Liam Rooke, Hamza Idrees, Ibrahim Salih, Masroor Salam, and Farzaan Zulquernain, along with our teachers Dr.Meiklejohn and Mr Lehane we embarked on our Cansat journey to compete for a place in the national CANSAT Ireland 2018 competition.

CANSAT is a simulation of a real satellite, within the volume and shape of a soft drink can. The challenge for the students is to fit all the major subsystems found in a satellite, such as power, sensors and a communication system.

During our weeks of working together as a group on this project we learned more about the real life applications of physics by applying our knowledge of electricity and circuits and improved on our work of coding and working together as a group by organizing tasks and jobs.

We worked on allowing our CANSAT to take readings of temperature and altitude as basic functions along with other data reading abilities and also worked on perfecting our cans physical shape and durability. We hope to make it as far as we can and hope to do our best as a team !!

We have really enjoyed our experience so far and would really recommend this to any 4th year students who would like to apply their physics and put their coding to the test.
                                                                                                                          CANSAT Team 2018

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