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2016 Munster Cansat Competition

2016 Munster Cansat Competition

Published on: Saturday, 31 October 2015

European Space Agency competition for 2nd Level Students (transition year and upwards)  run by ESERO Ireland  in association with Cork Electronic Industries Association and Institutes of Technology.

A team of students from Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál in Blarney, Co Cork won the 2015 Esero Ireland – CEIA National CanSat competition and represented Ireland at the European CanSat final in Portugal in June 2015.
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2016 CIT Munster CanSat Competition

All workshops take place in Room B276, CIT Bishopstown Campus, 4pm - 6pm.

Date Activity
6th Nov 2015 Teachers & Mentors Workshop
20th Nov 2015 CanSat Class 1 – Arduino set-up & Primary Mission sensors
4th Dec 2015 CanSat Class 2 – Programming the CanSat
18th Dec 2015 CanSat Class 3 – Soldering & calibration/testing
15th Jan 2016 CanSat Class 4 – CanSat shell & support mechanical design
29th Jan 2016 CanSat Class 5 – Practise/trial presentations
12th/26th Feb 2016 CanSat Class 6 – data handling, Parachute design, final adjustments to CanSat
12th Mar 2016 Munster Regional Final @ CIT
15th Apr 2016 Irish National Final @ Birr Castle


What is CanSat
A CanSat is a simulation of a real satelite, built inside a empty soft drink can

CanSat Competition
Teams of school students compete to design, build and test a mini-satelite or CanSat. The competition gives students a feeling of excitement and technological achievement by launching their own satelite and gives them their first practical experience of a real space project.

Your Mission … should you choose to accept it

  • Fit all the major subsystems found in a satelite such as power, sensors and communications in a CanSat
  • Provide a parachute to ensure the can has a gentle landing
  • Carry out scientific experiments and transmit the data to an earth based computer
  • Entry is open to 4-6 second level students (Transition Year, Fifth Year and Sixth Year) per team

What help will you get
CIT will support participating schools by providing access to state-of the-art labs, technical support and industry mentors for the competing teams. Each team and their teacher will be provided with a kit, an introduction course and on-going techanical support from a dedicated technical mentor.

Enquiries to Dr Joe Connell by email


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